Are our farmers true stewards of the land or are they simply interested in the money they might get for it when they sell it? I contend that if they are true stewards then they would oppose the rezoning of 80,000 acres of county agricultural land to light industrial uses, in particular slaughterhouses. We've lost thousands of acres of high-quality farm land to housing and industry over the past 30 years. I think we need local slaughterhouse facilities but we don't need to rezone 80,000 acres in order to have them. Our farmers need to look in the mirror and ask themselves who they truly are. And the County Council needs to use a scalpel, not an ax, in creating the zoning conditions which will allow the development of this important aspect of our agricultural community.