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High Country News April 16, 1982

The Big Secret: Highly toxic pesticides in the Rockies

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The Big Secret: Highly toxic pesticides in the Rockies

Although the use of toxic chemicals for agriculture in the Rocky Mountains is a public health concern, it is not a matter of public record.

Soil erosion: Slip-sliding away

Nationwide, almost four billion tons of topsoil are lost every year to water erosion. About half that loss is on cropland.

The agriculture economic squeeze

The economic state of ranching and farming in the United States today is so gloomy that any reasonable business-person would ask, ''Why the hell is anyone in agriculture?"

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