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Monday, July 28, 2014

NISP debate heats up

Letter to the editor 29 NISP debate heats upPlease accept this letter on behalf of Troy Bredenkamp, Executive Vice President of the Colorado Farm Bureau.

In their recent letter about the Northern Integrated Supply Project, Save The Poudre’s leaders Gary Wockner and Mark Easter don’t use facts, but only distorted opinions to suggest NISP is a hazard to agriculture. They make the false claim that they represent the agriculture community in their opposition to this critical water project. It is unfortunate that Wockner and Easter must resort to these kinds of distortions in their vain attempts to remain relevant.

Somehow Wockner and Easter think that by having identified a minority of ag producers opposed to the project, they now speak on behalf of an entire industry. Maybe they missed the memo, but they don’t speak for us. And it doesn’t take much fact checking to determine it.

The Colorado Farm Bureau and every other ag organization in the state, are unanimous in their support for this project. We realize that it is critical to maintaining the ag industry in northern Colorado.

Our support is based on sound research and practical knowledge. We know it is the best option for farmers because, unlike Wockner and Easter, we do this for a living! Farmers have been involved in water management issues across Colorado long before the Save the Poudre crowd stripped bare and waded into a river to oppose NISP.


Shawn Martini
Director of Communications
Colorado Farm Bureau-
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112

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