A conversation: Farming and pollution

We just wrapped up a great conversation on farming practices and water quality with Redwood Falls farmer Bruce Tiffany and water quality director Kris Sigford of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.

The chat ranged from voluntary action that might change farming practices to setting priorities for the state. Look for the effort Tiffany plans to make in coming months to broaden the impact of what he’s been doing on his farm.

And there was good participation from people around the state who have an oar in this water. Check it out here, and if you are moved to comment further, use the comment box at the bottom of this page.

  • SMeyer

    I would like to comment on the fact that the pollution agencies continually put the focus on blaming just farmers for water pollution.

    I wonder why they never seem to focus on communities where there are many acres of golf course land and businesses with immaculate lawns and also privately-owned city acreage where tons of fertilizers and pesticides and insecticides are used in the maintenance and upkeep of their lawns, and what are these agencies doing to control the amount of chemicals being applied to the soil. It seems the government needs to concentrate on the big picture and not always put the blame on farmers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406007824 Sherrie

    Beautiful Anita!I was listening to sliaimr airings on NPR while driving to school too! I actually had the idea for my second graders to do something sliaimr that was age appropriate, but emphasizing empathy. Sept 11 will always be etched in all of our minds and hearts.How are you ma belle? It’s been forever, and i know you know how busy and crazy my life is right now. But, i am still grateful for so much… I hope that you’re having a wonderful return back to school. We’ve been having so many meetings after school each day- it’s unbelievable. I hope things calm down soon and of course i have the little one’s arrival to look forward to next month. Such blessings abound! Love you my sweet friend. A big, big and warm hug to you. XX