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Special interests are robbing Levy of its water

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Levy County home owners, when Gov. Scott was campaigning, he promised to bring 80,000 new jobs to Florida. What he really meant was he was going to bring 80,000 cows to Florida to finish off the springs and rivers.

To make sure his plan would work, he agreed to help the cattlemen with taxpayer dollars. Taxpayers helped with new wells and rotary water systems, as well as part of the move.

Levy County, one of the only counties with enough water and area to accomplish this, gets the lion's share of these cattle. Levy County's expense: losing all it's springs, rivers and some home wells. The current administration in Tallahassee and locally are bought and paid for by cattlemen and dairy interests.

Levy citizens, enjoy your dried up springs, polluted river and dry wells. The Suwannee and the Santa Fe are becoming no more than sewers for the above interests. When our springs and waterways are gone, do you think tourists will come to see our cows?

The phosphate industry is also a great contributor. 

Must we supply the state and the world with limerock, phosphate, electric power, beef and dairy products? When the water is all gone, where will you go?

Save our rivers and springs!

James Martin

 

In Memorium

Doyle E. Connor

 

Commissioner Doyle E. Conner served as Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture for an impressive 30 years — from 1961-1991. Prior to his role as Commissioner of Agriculture, Conner served in the Florida House of Representatives. Conner is the youngest Speaker of the House ever in Florida history. 

Throughout his career, Doyle mentored thousands of young people who went on to take leadership roles in industry, the department and public service. He made youth leadership development opportunities a priority and has been recognized by 4-H, FFA and Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity for his generosity over the course of his life.

Conner modernized the Department of Agriculture and championed its evolution to include consumer services responsibilities. He truly defined what the office was about and his legacy will continue to influence Florida and the ag industry for many years to come. 

from Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam