Hartman: Don’t unfairly blame farmers for local water problems | Guest column

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Peter Upton’s recent guest column continues an alarming trend where others are blamed for problems that originate right here at home.

The discussion about water isn’t about being pro-sugar or anti-sugar. It’s about sticking to the facts — and the facts show water quality problems are compounded locally, and buying land south of Lake Okeechobee wouldn’t have prevented the toxic algae blooms in 2016.

Read more in the TCPalm.