Roni, that's very interesting (Re: solution oil) but I think the real message is not so much that hay will pick up the oil, but in the fact that if American entrepreneurs were turned loose on the problem, we'd come up with all kinds of solutions. Last I heard, the oil companies are paying about $75 a barrel for that stuff floating around out there. If BP agreed to pay any citizen $55 a barrel -- one dollar a gallon -- for that crude, and let us go out there and harvest it any way we can think of, I'd expect people would come up with hundreds of clever ways to do it. James Post
James, with so much "bad" hay (grass, mix, etc.) out there (We just sold some for barely the cost involved in growing/baling/moving.) - I'll betcha some smart cookie could collect and ferry it to the threatened coastel areas, pay the growers their hard costs + maybe $10.00 more for the big - 4 X 4 X 8 bales, at a fraction of the cost of any other means to sop up the oil.
I would like the federal government to re-capture MY MONEY they gave to environmental groups (like the $101 million to TNC in `06), and give it to the coastal states.
WATER LAW 101 - Colorado Water Law, "first in time, first in right," is extremely easy to understand: Water dates of appropriation "go with the flow." Sure. Hydrology is...