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New farming technologies improve water quality

On water quality issues, Lawrence Zupan said new farming technologies such as "precision injection fertilizer" which would allow phosphates to stay on the farmland and out of the lakes. "That means that the farmers can now focus the exact amount in the exact location at the exact time the fertilizer for the exact crop," he said.

Brook Paige offered a different take, claiming that farmers are being unfairly blamed for phosphorus in the Lake. "Unfortunately, the news media and the advocates have all pointed to the farmer, as if the farmers' biggest desire is to pour the valuable phosphates that are supposed to feed his crops into the river and allow his topsoil, his big investment, go the same way."

Source: True North Reports on 2018 Vermont Senate debates , Jul 27, 2018

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