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LETTER: Editorial unfairly singled out HSUS

Monday, May 13, 2013

Reader: I look my customers in the eye and they ask me what I feed my animals and how do I treat them. Customers — eaters — are asking these questions of us. They are trying to break down the wall of anonymity. We need to meet them halfway and tell them how their food is raised.”

Reader concerned about safety of truck weight limits

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Editor: Gov. Kasich just signed house bill (HB) 51, the transportation budget, into state law. Many Ohioans are unaware of a provision the Ohio House of Representatives had inserted as an amendment to the bill, which would have raised truck weight limits up to 90,000 pounds. County Engineers Association of Ohio led the fight to […]

Letter: Climate change article irrational

Monday, March 25, 2013

Reader finds fault with science and logic of recent climate change article.

Letter: Agriculture needs to engage more consumers

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Reader: I challenge all of us involved in agriculture to utilize our resources to the best that we can so we can work better ourselves.

Letter: Thanks for supporting FFA

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Editor; Thank you for sponsoring our Ag Comm contest, and for also sponsoring the plaque our team will be receiving. This was the first time that our team made it to the state contest, and we learned a lot! We feel like we will be more prepared for next year. Miami East FFA Casstown, Ohio […]

Letter: Thanks for sponsoring state FFA contest

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thank you, Farm and Dairy, for supporting FFA.

Letter: Reader frustrated over old mineral claims

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We are aware of Columbia’s claimed storage lease, but that alone does not give them the right to profit from our minerals under the storage field.

Reader: Meaningful action? Put the blame where it belongs

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Editor: President Obama urged “meaningful action” on gun control. And now we have it, and it will do nothing except fulfill the Progressive (code for Communism) agenda. Why don’t we put the blame where it belongs? We are in a world that no longer believes in truth; we are in a new world formed by […]

Reader: Hard to believe roads were empty not so long ago

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Editor: I read the article by Tom G. Downing in the Jan. 10, 2013 issue titled Road trip in the good old days was a little bumpy. It reminded me of a story my grandfather told me when I was a boy — a story that just amazed me at the time and still amazes […]

LETTER: Reader suggests another option in Facebook farmer-bashing scenario

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Yes, farmers need to do a better job of educating their nonfarm neighbors.

LETTER: Farmers will do a better job than can-kicking politicians

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Editor: Cowboys and business people can clearly explain how the “cow ate the cabbage.” They can explain how she ate it, and where she spit the seeds. Today our elite elected ones can’t generate an original or conclusive sentence. Listen to them defend themselves, interviews, press conferences. Try to understand what — if anything — […]

Readers says mental illness is not an excuse for violence

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Editor: The letter to the editor, Addressing the issue of mental illness and violence, (Dec. 27, 2012 issue) by Dick Patterson, of Corry is begging for a rebuttal. 1. Patterson writes “our hearts have been saddened with the terrible tragedy in Sandy Hook.” I ask, how about the countless tragedies every day of young black […]

Addressing the issue of mental illness and violence

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Editor: Our hearts have been saddened in recent weeks with the terrible tragedy in Sandy Hook, Conn. The event has sparked much dialogue in the media and in our communities about this event. Government leaders, school districts personnel, psychologists, newspaper and news media professionals and religious leaders have discussed excellent ways to prevent such tragedies […]

America has avoided driving off the fiscal cliff in the past

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Editor: We are reminded several times daily that a fiscal cliff looms threateningly in our future. There are two opposing views about the way to avert disaster. Anybody with a reasonable degree of mastery of his mental faculties who was driving a car speeding toward a cliff should be concerned with finding a way to […]

Reader: Farm Bureau members did the right thing

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Editor: Interesting story by Alan Guebert (Did Mississippi Farm Bureau railroad state director, Nov. 29) regarding Mississippi farm bureau state director Fred Stokes and his Kansas City news conference. His comments regarding the lawsuit against the USDA and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board about the beef checkoffs were not that far out of line. But, he […]

Community needs to unite to stop animal abuse

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Editor Why is it that in our society, when abuse occurs, the first thought that comes to mind is “What did the victim do to deserve it?” In the case of rape, we ask what was the woman wearing? In the case of child abuse, what did the child do to push the adult to […]

People today do not need to live in fear of pesticides

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Editor: I am currently a student at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and I wanted to shed light on a controversial topic of agriculture I believe many people do not understand. The topic is the use of pesticides in growing and managing plants. I feel many people have outdated ideas about […]

Reader: Educate yourself and start saving our society now

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Editor: Watch out America; there is a funeral coming for the American dream. Our children won’t be better off financially than us. We’ve reached the point where the number of people dependent on government benefits is approaching the number of people paying for these benefits. Our children will be saddled with debt incurred from all […]

Reader cites dangers starting with the SB 310 passage

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Editor: Now that the registration of animals has passed, the danger of this bill has started. One group — the ODNR — stated you don’t have to register certain animals. ODA stated yes you do. Grouping of animals that are not listed in SB 310 are added. Yet if any animals are added it is […]

Reader: Religion and government should be kept separate

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Editor: While I have my own personal disputes with Obamacare, I believe it is imperative to keep religion out of government matters ( “Administration ignores our First Amendment rights, Oct. 25). I agree that some legislation may be an imposition on personal religion but it is very hypocritical to justify your reasoning based on your […]


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