In the article by Neil Hamilton we have an excellent view of how special interests distort an issue, The five pillars he outlines as part of the narrative reflect the desire to generate hesitation, delay, doubt and apathy towards meaningful action. What is most shocking is that only 50 cents per acre of cropland is spent on water quality protection. Compared to one standard estimate just on the cost of from ISU extension of $26.00 per acre on pesticide and $140.00 per acre on fertilizer. Yet, one of the pillars of the narrative is addressing water quality issues will wreck farmers. The issue is a matter of priorities and profit. Special interests rely on hiding behind the trope of what is "good" for farmers.