I would like to add to Scott Cooper Williams' Nov. 25 Press-Gazette article, "A different way of doing things." By the information he presented, you can tell his heart was into the concerns and information presented. Good job, Scott.
I would like to add two lesser known facts about mega-industrial farms . First, there is much concentration we see going on with our land and food production, which is all controlled by the hands and decisions of a very few. Who controls the land and food production controls the people. It has always been so throughout history. It's a threat to our freedoms and security.
Second, as small, certified, organic dairy farmers, we know that society is much better served and rewarded by 100 small family farms with 50 cows and family labor than one mega-industrial farm with 5,000 cows, and employees. This has been proven over and over again. Reference the collapse of the communist-era collective farm model that has failed miserably. Does our society want to go down that same path? I think not.
Please think about what is happening to our countryside, dear people.