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Water… More valuable than gold

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Editor: The old saw “To a thirsty man, water is more valuable than gold” has never been more true than it is today. As a tradable commodity over the past 10 years the S&P 500 Global Water index has outperformed the bellwether gold and energy indices. In fact, water outperformed the stock market in the […]

What we need are teachers, not statistics

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Editor: (Response to Five Innovations that Will Change Our Lives, Jan. 9 edition.) I respond specifically to the section: “The classroom will learn you.” “In the next five years the classroom will learn about each student using longitudinal data such as test scores, attendance and student’s behavior on learning platforms.” What is longitudinal data? What […]

Know which humane society you are supporting

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Editor: In my role as president and an active volunteer of The Humane Society of Columbiana County, I recently participated in the Leetonia Sportsman Club Deer Expo. This is a combined exhibitor event and competition where scorers are available to anyone bringing a rack to score. The entrance fee, vendor fee, Chinese auction and homemade […]

Regulations are smothering U.S. farmers

Friday, December 20, 2013

The near total control by government of the fruit and vegetable production, with its compliance, fines and implied liability, is the reason why small farm operations are being bankrupted.

Veterans are heroes

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Editor: I was troubled by the guest commentary of professor Arnold Oliver. (When I was in Vietnam, I was no hero; Nov. 14, 2013). What bothered me was not so much his words: he says he was no hero and I believe him. He says he did not witness any heroism in his year in […]

LETTER: Dairy exports a bright spot for milk producers

Friday, November 22, 2013

One out of every seven loads of milk is exported — that is one day every week that the total U.S. milk production is exported.

Obamacare: Frightening premiums for some

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Editor: When I consider Obamacare’s initial blundering activity I picture a plane with flat tires trying to pick up speed for takeoff. And why am I not surprised? It’s being run by amateurs, most of whom never held a job in the private sector, who never had to meet a payroll and who don’t have […]

We have to learn to work for peace

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Editor: Thank you Farm and Dairy for printing the “When I was in Vietnam I was no hero” guest commentary (Nov. 14, 2013). On Saturday morning I read the column to my husband with tears streaming down my face. It isn’t that I didn’t know the U.S. has a history of war mongering … it’s […]

Is beef checkoff working in your interest?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

As an appointee to the 106-member Cattlemen’s Beef Board, I often wonder if we are spending your beef checkoff dollars in the best interest of beef promotion.

Dairy farmers caught between a rock and a hard place

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Editor: Dairy farmers across the nation are once again left without effective farm bill legislation. Another year of hard work by dairy farm groups to develop and promote their policy ideas has been ignored by Congress. There can be no excuse for the way Congress is treating our nation’s dairy farmers. I wonder how much […]


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