Similar to Letters to the Editor

All Categories

Letters to the Editor Results

Here is what they aren’t saying about Issue 2

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Editor: I recently attended a meeting where a representative of the Farm Bureau made a 20-minute Power Point presentation arguing that without Issue 2, Ohio agriculture will be threatened by outside animal rights activists that will put thousands of Ohio family farmers out of business. What he didn’t say was Issue 2 is a Constitutional […]

Animal agriculture education is the real issue

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Editor: There is no guaranteed seat for a production livestock producer. The board consists of 13 members: three family farmers, two veterinarians, one food safety expert, one representative of a local humane society, two members from statewide farm organizations, the dean of an Ohio agriculture college and two members representing Ohio consumers. It does not […]

Issue 2: We don’t need board to tell us how to farm

Monday, October 19, 2009

Editor: Issue 2 is a pre-emptive ballot initiative to establish a board that will set standards for livestock and poultry care. The board will be made up of 13 people total, three family farmers, two veterinarians, a food safety expert, a representative of the local humane society, two members from statewide farm organizations, the dean […]

Pregnant women should be wary of flu shots

Monday, October 19, 2009

Most pregnant women will listen to their maternal instinct to protect their babies and refuse to take any flu shot, swine or otherwise, in spite of the heavy propaganda.

Vote yes on Issue 2 to continue agriculture’s tradition

Friday, October 16, 2009

Editor: I am a local retired food animal veterinarian. I am currently a beef and grain farmer here in Tuscarawas County and I support Issue 2. The ability of farmers to provide safe, affordable, abundant, locally grown food is in jeopardy due to challenges from extreme animal rights activists based in Washington D.C. Hiding behind […]

This is not 1909, but 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Editor: As a livestock and grain farmer I would encourage everyone to vote yes on Issue 2 so we can continue to have safe, affordable and local food in Ohio. By the help of God and technology, we have the best and safest food supply of every country in the world. It takes a lot […]

Reader: Take a stand and vote yes for Issue 2

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Editor: As president/CEO of a grain marketing and farm supply cooperative in Ohio, I want to make sure people understand the importance of passing State Issue 2. Agriculture is Ohio’s No. 1 industry and could be in jeopardy if we, Ohio citizens, allow out-of-state interest groups to come into Ohio and tell us how to […]

Issue 2 far better than extreme alternative

Monday, October 12, 2009

The possible consequences for consumers and Ohio agriculture are severe if Issue 2 does not pass.

Ohio is up to bat on Issue 2

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editor: Does anyone have a better solution than Issue 2 to protect Ohio livestock farmers? Farmers are uniting across the state to protect their farms and family’s way of life. Agriculture is one of the largest parts of Ohio’s economy. How large? One in six Ohioans has an agricultural related job, including our local vets, […]

Guardian angel on board

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editor: The current recall from Toyota Motor Corporation brings to light an experience we previously had. Last fall while motoring to the Amish country, we exited off the Route 30 ramp toward Navarre onto Route 21. In doing so, our floor mat slid forward without any notice causing our accelerator to stick. This rubber floor […]

Sen. Wilson: Issue 2 makes sense, vote yes

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editor: As someone who grew up down the road from a dairy farm in Belmont County, I have great respect for Ohio’s farmers. If you ever need a straight forward answer to a question, just ask a farmer. You can count on folks who work hard and play by the rules to have a lot […]

We must be proactive with support for Issue 2

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Editor: There continues to be a belief with some livestock farmers in Ohio that no one can or will regulate animal care in the state. California farmers probably had the same opinion several years ago. Now today they are facing the complete elimination of certain types of livestock production. The reality is that there will […]

I am voting no on Issue Two

Monday, October 5, 2009

Editor: Issue Two is the attempt by the Ohio Farm Bureau to negate the efforts of HSUS on behalf of the animals being raised on the industrial livestock farms in Ohio. Being a neighbor of one of Park Farms’ grow out sites and also being a Farm Bureau member, and having called the plight of […]

Cap and trade is a bad idea

Monday, October 5, 2009

Editor: In regard to your Oct. 1 column, we agree that cap and trade is a BAD IDEA for Ohio AND farmers !! South Central Power has told its customers that if cap and trade passes the AVERAGE bill per customer will go UP a WHOPPING $1,800 a year!! That alone is enough to scare […]

Concerns for Fairfield Township

Monday, October 5, 2009

Editor: As a former Fairfield Township trustee who served for 32 years and now retired, I am still greatly concerned for the people I worked for as a public servant. I am going to share what I believe is in the best interest of the residents. 1. I do not want a township handed over […]

Keep your farm decisions in your hands

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Editor: Every morning I wake up, this country of ours seems a little more unrecognizable. The government seems to have its hand in just about everything and we stand by and let it happen. Now it seems that our livestock industry needs some sort of guidelines for the care of our own animals. Guidelines to […]

Ruritan club will no longer hold annual turkey supper

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Editor: The Washington Ruritan Club regretfully announces that they will no longer be holding their annual turkey supper. We wish to thank the many people who attended and supported this fundraiser over the last 50 years. We want to recognize those non members who have helped each year, especially the Marlington High School groups. Also, […]

What are parents — and others– really afraid of?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Editor: In Editor Susan Crowell’s Sept. 9 column, “Obama school speech furor: You can tell it was a slow news day,” you dismissed as unwarranted the criticism of allowing the speech to be broadcast in classrooms all across America to children starting at 5. One of the spins produced by the White House press spokesman […]

Harrison County Junior Livestock Sale thanks

Monday, September 14, 2009

Editor: The 2009 annual Harrison County Junior Fair Livestock Sale has come and gone, and was a tremendous success. A special thanks goes out to all 4-H and FFA exhibitors. The hard work and dedication you have shown throughout the year was well advertised throughout the sale. You all deserve a pat on the back […]

Looks like the taxpayer gets the short end of the stick again

Monday, August 10, 2009

Editor: I wonder how the 330 people in Richland County who own property in the Muskingum Watershed District that had to pay the assessment fee on their property that was supposed to be used to help rebuild dams and maintenance for the lakes feel now that $400,000 of the money went to pay raises. You […]


Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox