To the editor:
It was recently reported that a private business park has been proposed for 900 acres of the Kaw Valley, which has some of the most fertile land in the state. This soil is perfect for growing a wide variety of vegetables including potatoes and sweet corn. In fact, until the 1970s, there were several truck farms with vegetable stands in North Lawrence.
As the price of transport soars due to higher energy costs, we will have to return to growing produce close to home. That's why it is essential that we conserve our precious Kaw Valley land for future generations.
Clark H. Coan,