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Thank you for passing Issue 2

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Editor: A big “thank you” for the support and endorsement of passing State Issue 2. This issue was supported by small farmers, large farmers and non-farmers, organic, non-organic, grain, livestock, fruit and vegetable farmers, plus the nursery and landscaping industry, independents, democrats, republicans, and tea parties — across the board, we had support. With the […]

Let’s get out of this hole

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Editor: When you find yourself in a hole the first thing to do is stop digging. The hole here is caused by a faulty applied pollution test EPA used to implement the CWA and the digging deeper is EPA’s resistance to correct this test, which presently ignores all the pollution caused by nitrogenous (urine and […]

American Cancer Society supports levy

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Editor: The Columbiana County Health Department Cancer Detection Clinic Levy is going to appear on the ballot Nov. 3. This .2 mill replacement levy is fully endorsed by the American Cancer Society Advisory Board of Columbiana County. We hope voters will decide to help in the mission to reduce cancer incidence and mortality. This ballot […]

Set the standard for the nation with Issue 2

Monday, October 26, 2009

Editor: I want to urge everyone to vote yes for Issue 2. It’s a shame that laws need to be created to protect us from outside minority interests who want to do away with animal agriculture. So why not have someone who knows about agriculture help review the current standards and update them with any […]

I must vote no on Issue 2

Friday, October 23, 2009

Editor: Voters will decide whether or not to amend Ohio’s Constitution for the purpose of creating a 13-member Livestock Care Standards Board that will essentially govern every aspect of Ohio’s agriculture community where livestock is concerned. I must admit that having not been engaged actively in farming for some years, I really didn’t pay too […]

Issue 2 is fine, but do we need another amendment?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Editor: Issue 2 — What does it do? A lot of us really don’t know. Maybe no on really knows. The hope is it will keep animal rights legislation from changing farming in Ohio, thereby securing present methods and costs. The biggest threat such legislation can produce is the loss of yet another American industry. […]

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 […]

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