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Farmers fear their hard work may be destroyed
The World ^ | August 18, 2012 | Daniel Simmons-Ritchie

Posted on 08/18/2012 4:44:06 PM PDT by SteelToe

Years worth of work could be washed away upon approval of a proposal to flood the wetland

WINTER LAKE — Every resident learns to live with the flood.

Each year, with cruel seasonality, this peat-land is transformed into a 1,700-acre soup.

But this year, emotions have piqued over a different deluge.

Next year, earthworks are slated to begin on a $3.5 million project to restore 400 acres of pasture to wetland.

Sarah Crawford, an organic farmer on Garden Valley Road, worries that new body of water will radically alter the valley's water table.

'That would ruin us," Crawford said.

'That would ruin this community garden property which has been this way since the '70s."

Crawford is not alone. According to Coos County commissioner Bob Main, 37 residents have emailed him with concerns about the proposal.

'They are upset," Main said. 'They are very upset, and I don't blame them."

Spearheaders of the wetland project are battling to quell those fears. The group promises that channels and tide gates will protect surrounding landowners.

'We have said from the beginning, they will be no worse than they are in the present," said Fred Messerle, Coos County commissioner who is heading the project in his personal capacity as a rancher.

But, for some landowners, that's become a tough sell.

'We don't have a voice at the table," says Lisa Foster, who owns a 6.25-acre section of Garden Valley Road.

(Excerpt) Read more at theworldlink.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; epaoutofcontrol; familyfarms; farmers; farmland; farms; flood; marsh; water

1 posted on 08/18/2012 4:44:20 PM PDT by SteelToe
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To: SteelToe

Where is this at?


2 posted on 08/18/2012 4:45:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like Oregon, not sure.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 4:46:56 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: cripplecreek

Oregon.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 4:47:47 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: SteelToe

It’s so easy to check mark a state when posting an article.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 4:48:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If you fear Obama, you'll vote for Romney. If you fear God, you won't.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m aware of only one Coos County...and it’s on the Oregon coast.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

This kind of thing is going on all over the country. Does anyone remember the plan to flood a bunch of land in Arkasas during the BP oil spill. They said they wanted to provide alternate nesting areas due to the oil spill. I don’t know what came of it.

The state of Michigan is buying another 2000 acres of mixed farm, forest, and swamp about a mile south of me.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 4:54:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SteelToe
How strange to watch liberalville fall victim to their own liberal ways via AGENDA 21. The 0bama envirowackos want to demolish at least 3 dams there, I think. It's all part of the 'corridor' and 'common use area' AGENDA 21 crap where fish are used as the excuse to displace people.
8 posted on 08/18/2012 4:57:45 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SteelToe
Fred Messerle, Coos County commissioner who is heading the project in his personal capacity as a rancher

Ranchers v. farmers is an age-old conflict all across the country.
Sometimes one has the upper hand, sometimes the other...

9 posted on 08/18/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No, Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: okie01

Dixville Notch casts the first votes in US elections. It’s located within Coos county in N.H.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 5:02:07 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

They’re tearing out dams all over the country too which is exceedingly stupid because many dams in this country used to produce power and could again with fairly inexpensive retrofits.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 5:02:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: grobdriver

Oh, the farmer amd the cowboy should be friends.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 5:03:17 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: cripplecreek

What’s the big deal? You didn’t build that! Spread the wealth, dude...


13 posted on 08/18/2012 5:03:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’d like to share a Louisville Slugger with their collective craniums. When they tear out dams they take high dollar lakefront property and turn it into low dollar swampfront property at the same time they eliminate potential virtually free electricity.

In this case it sounds like they want to create swampland in reverse.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 5:11:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Graybeard58; SteelToe
It’s so easy to check mark a state when posting an article.

Or, if the state or country is not immediately obvious, put the state name in the title

How hard is that?
15 posted on 08/18/2012 5:20:59 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: cripplecreek
This kind of thing is going on all over the country.

This story is so poorly written that it's difficult to determine what's really going on -- and why.

Nonetheless, it has a clear tone of "nasty, mean rancher conniving to destroy the community gardens of elderly flower children". But, again, there is no inkling as to exactly how...or even why.

Ah, the joys of journalism today...

16 posted on 08/18/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: little jeremiah

ping


17 posted on 08/18/2012 6:17:09 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1307 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SteelToe

If this isn’t strictly obamanomics, it sure seems like it.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: null and void

Stalin starved the Kulaks.

The leftists are carrying on the tradition. Destroy farmland, make a gazillion regulations, use GMO crap that ruins crops and health, and voila!

Starving unless we crawl to uncle for our daily rations.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 7:31:40 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

What rations? Destroy enough farmland, restrict farming by limiting access to affordable fuel and fertilizer, even regulate the amount of dust raised during plowing, send the global ag output back to the level of the 1950s and then, feed dependent populations on..........what?

This is a depopulation agenda.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 7:39:34 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: SteelToe

Wait a minute, Mr. Farmer! YOU didn’t build that farm/farm crop! (It must have been the Village, or the Government!)


21 posted on 08/18/2012 8:08:50 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: reformedliberal

By “rations” I meant the daily meal of gruel we would be alloted while we are worked to death.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 8:42:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SteelToe
Farmers fear their hard work may be destroyed

Welcome to every businessman's and middle class family's life under flipping obama.

23 posted on 08/19/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: SteelToe

County commissioners are not your friends - unless you’re a lib pushing some Agenda 21 plan, or someone with a lot of bucks.

Seems to be a universal pattern these days, but I’m not sure how it got like that. Does anyone know?


24 posted on 08/19/2012 7:49:44 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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