Meyers appointed to Soil Conservation Committee
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer
One of her goals is let people know how state policies affect farmers.
"I hope to make the general public more aware of the farmers' plight in the nutrient management program," she said.
State law requires farmers to develop nutrient management plans designed to minimize the amount of pollution that ends up in the groundwater. The plans must be submitted by December 2001.
Some farmers are frustrated that they must take these mandatory steps to make sure their pollution stays out of the water while other contamination, such as de-icer put on roads during winter storms, isn't also being regulated, she said.
She said farmers are fairly aware of their impact on streams.
"They do try to ensure that there is no runoff," Meyers said.