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Maryland must do more to protect water quality [Letter]

3:30 PM EST, November 20, 2013

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The Farm Bureau doesn't care at all about the water quality of our local streams, much less the Chesapeake Bay ("Farm pollution rule withdrawn," Nov. 15).

I live in central Maryland and one of our local "environmental" farmers just spread a very large field of corn fodder with liquid manure. The manure was not worked into the soil. This is manure disposal, not manure utilization.

The water quality of our local streams will never improve until Maryland gets serious about what is happening on its farms. Every farm within the watershed should be in some level of base-line compliance. One farmer going the extra mile won't make up for dozens who aren't doing next to nothing.

Doug Valentine

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