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Madera County is a “right to farm” County where our farmers grow nearly two billion dollars in crops every year; it is the basis of our economy. However, farms are threatened by over-regulation and diminishing water supply.

I oppose, vigorously, any further regulation of farming operations, and many of the regulations that now exist need to be repealed. Furthermore, I am opposed to any restrictions on their ability to procure water through drilling, surface delivery or storage. It is scientifically clear (according to water experts’ testimony before the Board of Supervisors) that our water problems can be solved through the cleanup of our watershed, prudent but not onerous water policy, and an effort to create storage and surface delivery of water.

The growing of our food is a national security issue; we cannot afford to be dependent on other nations to provide our food supply; have we not learned that lesson with our oil? All things considered,  it is simply imprudent to allow someone who does not have your best interests at heart to provide your highest ranked base need.

I urge the people of Madera County to write your state and federal officials and tell them to stop the bureaucrats from destroying our most valuable industry. Clip out this letter and send it with your statement that you agree with it’s constructs.

David Rogers,
Madera County supervisor, District 2


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