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Farms, sports people need better treatment

May 25, 2012
The Alpena News

I think it's getting to look more like the farm bureau and the DNR are working together to try to wipe out our Northeast Lower Michigan deer herd along with our dairy herds. If you went back only 10 years and added up all the dairy herds that are in the Presque Isle, Ossineke, Hillman, Lachine, Millersburg, Onaway, Cheboygan area, and don't leave the Insurance companies the less deer this the more they put in their pockets. It's getting to look like the DNR turns its head to farms that gut shot deer that come around farms. These crop damage permits have to be stopped from the first of November to the first of May and if they put a limit on the doe permits no more than two per person. There's a quiet time that is supposed to be the week before gun season that is not being enforced. If we're going to salvage what's left of our deer herd and dairy farms we've got to see that these dairy farms are helped to get back on their feet. The farm bureau seem to be pushing dairy farmers into switching from dairy to farming crops like corn and soy beans. The regulation they put on milk producers just makes it harder for dairy farmers to make any profit. It's time to put the money back into the small farms and the sports people of Michigan.



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