High Country News April 16, 1982
... to read the essays, news stories and other articles in the issue, including the sampling below
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.
Nationwide, almost four billion tons of topsoil are lost every year to water erosion. About half that loss is on cropland.
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?"