Video captures plight of farm family targeted by environmentalists

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Kristin Hudson tells what it’s like to have her daughter ask “What if they take away daddy’s farm?”

It’s one of the many things that Kristin and her husband, Alan, have had to endure since being sued by the Waterkeeper Alliance, an environmental activist group. The Hudsons grow corn, soybeans and hay, and raise cows and chickens on a 200-acre farm near Maryland's Eastern Shore.

According to the video shown above, produced by www.SaveFarmFamilies.org, the Hudsons’ problems started when an environmentalist flew over the farm in an airplane and saw what she thought was a pile of chicken manure.

“The Maryland Department of the Environment confirmed the pile to be biosalts and later concluded that no further action is required on the farm’s part other than to spread the pile in the spring for the next crop-growing season,” SaveFarmFamilies.org says.

The Waterkeeper Alliance is continuing the lawsuit, nonetheless.

“The Hudsons are overwhelmed by legal and medical bills related to the lawsuit,” SaveFarmFamilies.org says.

Area farmers have held several benefit dinners to help pay the Hudsons’ bills.

Read this article from The Associated Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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F. Turner    
MA  |  October, 07, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Would not it be better if the environmental groups spent their money creating new ways to keep human wast out of the waterways, than trying to destroy the farmers who feed them

N. Fuller    
October, 08, 2011 at 12:25 PM

I agree,this sounds like the poor being robbed by the rich. There have been farms since before there were environmentalists,they should learn their place and respect all that farmers have to deal with as it is. I was raised on a dairy farm so I can only imagine what these people are going through.


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