water quality

Ag’s Past Water Quality Successes Not in Today’s SFWMD “Discussion”

Dan Florida, Sticky, Water

Areas north of Lake Okeechobee can expect increased attention as debates about water quality issues and who should do what about them continue in south Florida. Again at a gathering about the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Protection Plan (LOWPP) Thursday in Okeechobee, it became apparent that the vast investments farmers and ranchers and dairy producers have been making in water quality …

sfwmd

Some Ag Facts Left Out of New SFWMD Discussion

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

by Gary Cooper The brand new governing board of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is revisiting the mission of the agency that spans 16 counties with a huge network of canals, pumps, levees and structures. Agricultural interests are concerned that this new board will adopt a mission that places the environment ahead of water supply and flood protection. …