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Water access for agriculture is a balancing act
Farmers say they are good stewards, but water experts urge more regulation
Lagoons catch runoff from Mike Haynes’ farm in North Hall and are then pumped to fertilize his fields.
A cow walks slowly through a grassy pasture toward a cool creek that meanders through green hills. It may seem like an idyllic scene. Yet for water quality experts, the access that cow has to drink from the water and cool itself presents a problem.