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U.S. EPA still controls CAFO regs

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Reader writes to emphasize that Despite all the hype from the state agriculture department on its new large animal facility permitting process, the U.S. EPA is still very much in charge of the waters of Ohio and the CAFOs impacting them.

Composting could have helped Buckeye Egg

Thursday, September 27, 2001

A Mansfield reader comments on what Buckeye Egg could have done with a composting system.

Oh Great Government, hear our prayer

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Frank Kostecki of Salem prays to the federal government, as a taxpayer, to use public money to rebuild and to fund the war, but to take no prisoners.

Now’s the time to pump up ethanol use

Thursday, September 20, 2001

A reader urges the U.S. legislature to “wake up and begin funding more ethanol plants.”

Thanks for support

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A 4-H exhibitor thanks the buyers of her steer who showed such kindness and generosity at a past Canfield Fair.

Red Cross says thanks

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Patricia Lang of Holmes County Red Cross writes to thank those who contributed to the chapter’s annual auction.

Government intervention gets failing grade

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A reader comments on the Bush education policy that threatens new orgies of spending, legislating, centralizing, and reforming.

We are short on common sense

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Reader disputes role of legislation and regulation in effective accidental injury reduction.

Horseman’s Council towpath ride big success

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Bill Baker of the Stark County Horseman’s Council thanks everyone who helped make the annual Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail ride a success.

DDT desperately needed

Thursday, May 31, 2001

In areas where malaria was once nearly eradicated, it has returned. An Ohio letter writer makes a case for giving those nations DDT to fight mosquitoes.

FCS plan offers more choices

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The president and chief executive officer for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America writes to refute an Alan Guebert column.

Farmer shares dairy mission statement

Thursday, April 19, 2001

James Comp of Dorset explains the guidelines under which he operates his dairy farm.

Politics, not producers, steering agriculture

Thursday, March 29, 2001

A reader stresses that agriculture is no longer a profession of farmers. It is a government institution fraught with bureaucrats, lobbyists and all the mud and muck of politics.

Pork producer supports checkoff

Thursday, March 29, 2001

A local pork producer take the opportunity to share a few facts about the recent settlement agreement reached between the USDA and the National Pork Producers Council.

Court ruling no surprise

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Salem reader comments on the Columbiana County Budget Commission’s failure to respect the law.

Where’s the ‘teach’ in teacher?

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Steve Badgett of Berlin Center, Ohio, calls for the complete dismantling of the Ohio Proficiency Test.

Take this job and shove it

Thursday, February 8, 2001

A letter in response to the Jan. 25 article “The British came awhile ago,” relates it to the old song, “Take this job and shove it”.

Pulling lawn tractors sounds fun

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Donovan fan takes a new look at his own lawn tractors.

Working to improve rural vision

Thursday, February 1, 2001

George Slater explains the position of the Ohio Farmers Union in support of the Nobel County visioning program.

Justice for the justice department

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The nomination of Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general shows that Bush is serious about cleaning up the justice department.

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