Over the past few weeks, there has been discussion about a project in Tanzania involving AgriSol Energy. It is an exciting project meant to help Tanzanians implement modern, sustainable agricultural practices.
Editor: There is a plan to close the FSA office in Carroll County to help save money by consolidating offices. I am all for saving money, but they are starting at the wrong place. Carroll and Tuscarawas county FSA have shared a county executive director for more than 15 years as a cost saving effort. [...]
We can not keep slaughtering an excess of 100,000 horses every year and say this is a necessary evil to dispose of horses. We need to control the breeding of the horses to regain ground in price and value for the horse.
The “farm bill,” as quoted by Farm and Dairy editor Susan Crowell, is 75 percent not directed to the “farm.” May I venture to say that another 20 percent of that remains is welfare for bankers, lawyers, politicians and multinational corporations. That leaves less than 10 billion dollars to benefit farmers.
Editor: I am a local farmer. I’m a simple man and, like most farmers, I have a lot of common sense. Simplicity and common sense go hand in hand. In order for my farm to operate, I must make many logical decisions. If logic is not applied to my decision-making process, I suffer the consequences. [...]
The following is a headline I read recently, “COOL is ruled WTO violation; NCBA agrees.” Are you kidding me? The all-knowing minds at the NCBA have fought a battle so all of us independent cattlemen and women have no way to distinguish our product.
Editor: The recent in-depth economic analysis by Mark Stephenson of National Milk’s “Dairy Security Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), brings to light several unintended consequences that will harm the future of the U.S. dairy industry. Stephenson’s analysis shows only a modest reduction in the volatility of milk prices, but a significant [...]
Editor: Taxpayers on the hook for $3 billion to push small dairy farms out of business? The proposed cure is worse than the disease. The disease is farm milk price volatility and ongoing narrow to negative milk-to-feed margins that have crippled many dairy farm businesses. The proposed cure is the Dairy Security Act which was [...]
Editor: I am writing about Keith Campbell’s letter. I do not think we should ban all exotic animals, but why do we need to keep lions and tigers in Ohio? Do these wild and dangerous animals really belong in pens in Ohio, or anywhere else for that matter? Do you want to wait until the [...]
Editor: This November we have an opportunity to make an investment in our community and our future by passing the 3.92 mill bond issue that will be used to renovate United Local schools. This will raise almost $9 million that will be matched by $30 million from the state of Ohio. Not paid for by [...]
Editor: Well, it’s almost time to vote on the new school project. We have been given the opportunity to learn the facts on the bond issue. I hope you took advantage of them. Are you ready to put this district into more debt for the next three and a half decades? This means you and [...]
We, in the agricultural community, would like to remind you that every day is “food day” and celebrating should be done with each meal, whether the food comes from your garden, farmers market, grocery store or the local food pantry.