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Letter to the Editor: Measure 3 will not protect farmers

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I agree with Link Reinhiller who recently wrote, "Measure 3 on the November ballot will not actually protect farmers and ranchers. Instead, it will open up a flood of problems."

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The amendment would appear to threaten not only the common good, but also more individual rights than it proposes to protect. Farming and ranching practices are not simple chores; they are complex and evolving interactions with the environment.

What is the problem that this amendment proposes to address? A better approach would be to clearly articulate the perceived problem and then debate and discuss its potential solutions in the legislature and the public forum.

Mary Margaret Mooney, PBVM

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