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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Lauch Faircloth, July 16, 1999. Interview I-0070. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Support for environmental controls on farming

Faircloth is not particularly concerned by environmental regulation of agriculture, and even supports environmental protections.

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Oral History Interview with Lauch Faircloth, July 16, 1999. Interview I-0070. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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JM: No, my question was really turned more to the issue of: is it becoming more difficult to manage farm operations in light of environmental regulations that are being promulgated out of political systems? These regulations are probably much more influenced by urban and suburban voters than agricultural voters. LF: Actually no. That has not been true. JM: And you're not too worried that that's going to--? LF: No, I really am not. I really am not. I don’t know of anything. There are rules on how we have to get rid of waste, but they should've been here. It's so, so much better than [it used to be]. These people want to go back to the family farm where you dumped it straight into the river with no questions asked. They thought that was great. That was the family farm. Albeit the man didn't have many hogs and many cows, but ultimately the number of hogs and cows were the same. Ultimately the waste might have been dispersed more, but it wound up in the same ecosystem.