Fwd: NEED HELP PLEASE PASS ON
Sun, 25 Jan 1998 17:03:27 -0800
>Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 23:12:03 -0600
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Fett, Dennis M)
>Organization: Peacock Information Center
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>Subject: NEED HELP PLEASE PASS ON
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>ORGANIC PEACOCK FARMER FROM MINDEN, IOWA FIGHTS FOR NEW & TOUGHER
>PESTICIDE LAWS IN THE 1998 IOWA STATE LEGISLATION HEARING JANUARY 28,
>Dennis Fett of Minden, Iowa, Co-founder/Director of the Peacock
>Information Center will testify before the Seventy Eight General
>Assemblies Agriculture and Natural Resources Joint Appropriations
>Subcommittee special hearing on organic farming and pesticides misuse
>The January 28,1998 9:30 am hearing in room 118 will center around
>Fett’s proposal for the law makers to stiffen and put more teeth into
>current laws and add new laws to be put into effect to protect organic
>or chemical free farmers like Fett.
>Fett’s 10 year battle with unwanted pesticides drifting onto his 4 acre
>organic/chemical free fruit, vegetables and peacock/peafowl farm
>forced Fett to file official complaints in 1991, 1995 and 1997 with
>the Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship (they are charged with
>law enforcement of pesticide laws in Iowa).
>Vegetation samples were collected and tested by the state of Iowa in
>1991 and 1995 and pesticides were found on Fett’s property, the
>non-targeted area. Warning letters were issued in both cases to no
>avail. They were forced to ligate their 1995 case. Litigation is
>pending on the 1995 complaint and they are waiting for the courts
>decision. In 1997 Fett’s land was violated again by pesticides and they
>filed another complaint against the same litigant. The 1997 case is
>still under investigation at this time by the State of Iowa.
>The Pesticide Act of Iowa does not provide any relief to complainants
>such as Fett. Fett and others are forced to litigate in order to recoup
>damages. The loss to fruits, vegetables and peacocks have caused Fett
>tens of thousands of dollars.
>Among other requests, Fett is asking law makers to create a law that
>says a warning letter for pesticides violation would be admissible in a
>civil case and it would create a presumption that damages were caused
>by the activities represented in said warning letter.
>Fett is looking for some relief with laws and fines which will encourage
>applicators to care about another's property. This new help will allow
>him the freedom to grow and raise anything he likes without the killing
>effect of unwanted pesticides. Without help, Fett will never be able to
>be certified as an organic farmer on his land.
>MEDIA CONTACT: DENNIS FETT, PEACOCK INFORMATION CENTER, MINDEN, IOWA.
>51553 712-483-2473 FAX 712-483-2155 E-Mail
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