Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds. These weeds include Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, all of which have been on the farm for many years, but that only toxic chemicals will eradicate. Organic farming methods – at least as far as we know today – can only control noxious weeds — it is very difficult to eradicate them.
Sherman County may issue a Court Order on May 22, 2017, to quarantine Azure Farms and possibly to spray the whole farm with poisonous herbicides, contaminating them with Milestone, Escort and Roundup herbicides. Roundup contains glyphosate, a component of the Vietnam War era chemical weapon, Agent Orange, the use of which resulted in thousands of cancer deaths.
This outrageously intrusive action by Sherman County will destroy all the efforts Azure Farms has made for years to produce the very cleanest and healthiest food humanly possible. About 2,000 organic acres would be impacted; that is about 2.8 times the size of the City of London, England that could be sprayed with noxious, toxic, polluting herbicides.
To add insult to injury, the County intends to put a lien on the farm after poisoning it, to pay for the expense of the labor and chemicals used. This proposed action is completely unreasonable and would destroy an organic farm and pollute a massive area.
Frankly, this seems to me more like a case of fraudulent asset seizure than anything else. What if this were your land and your business, which your local county was attempting to not only destroy but also to take ownership of same until the costs of their destructive actions could be recouped. The evil of this case boggles the mind!
If you are concerned about where your food comes from, enjoy Organic and non-GMO food grown in the United States, and support organic farmers, contact Sherman County Court before May 22, 2017 (and preferably before May 17 when the next court discussion will be held).
- Via email at email@example.com or
- Call Lauren at 541-565-3416.
Raise your voice and speak up for yourself, your families and communities.
If enough voices that benefit from organic produce speak up, the County will understand that there are people who care about their food NOT containing toxic chemicals. And if the supporters of healthy food can have a louder voice than the supporters of toxic chemicals, every politician will listen. PLEASE take action today and share this message. Overwhelm the Sherman County representatives with your voice.
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