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Letter writer misrepresented landowners

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This letter is in response to the letter by Steven J. Beck in the March 22 issue of Farm and Dairy. The tone of the letter is to create class warfare by demonizing rich landowners who inherited or invested in land and are now selling their mineral rights. They now don’t live on their land […]

LETTER: When counting your shale money, remember your local community

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Editor: It seems everywhere you go you hear or see something about the oil and gas phenomenon that is occurring in and around Columbiana County. Testimonies of property owners getting checks well into the six- and seven-digit mark are plentiful. Overnight millionaires make Jed Clampett and the Beverly Hillbillies seem like a modern day reality […]

Protecting the family farm should be our top priority

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Editor: (Concerning guest commentaryy by David Kay in Dec. 15, 2011 issue of Farm and Dairy.) It is obvious that the original purpose of the Extension service has not been fulfilled and neither has the public good been served by such projects. Development sociology basically means authoritarian manipulation — certainly not constitutional, and at the […]

Reader: Taxation system needs change

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Editor: In regard to previous protest letters that I have written in the past concerning the outrageous, unfair and discriminatory taxation system in this country, I must once again put pen to paper to protest for those less fortunate. Why in the world do our various government agencies tax social security benefits, unemployment benefits and […]

Reader: Nonlandowners need to unite

Friday, March 16, 2012

Editor: I’m writing to address concerns about nonlandowners who don’t realize the consequences for them of the so-called “Shale Boom.” By now most, if not all, of them have heard repeatedly about how dangerous chemicals used in hydraulic fracture drilling can get into aquifers and, then, into drinking water. They have also heard about other […]

Pacelle: HSUS is willing to find common ground with farmers

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pacelle: The HSUS is willing to sit down and find common ground with agricultural producers to find solutions that are good for farmers, consumers, and animal welfare.

LETTER: Farm Bureau responds to the needs of members

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Editor: Recently a letter was written asking us where our “power” as an organization comes from as Farm Bureau. Stark County Farm Bureau, as well as every other county farm bureau, is led by its members. We have a 14-member volunteer board of farmers elected by its members at our annual meeting. We ask our […]

LETTER: Humane Society is not being honest with its donors

Friday, March 2, 2012

Editor: It’s mind-boggling for HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle to dismiss the 150-plus complaints that have been filed with the Federal Trade Commission against his group. Dozens have come from people who have given money to HSUS. For Pacelle to act like it’s all part of a disingenuous ploy is indicative of his arrogance and disregard […]

LETTER: Ron Paul will put the Constitution back in its proper place

Friday, March 2, 2012

Editor: The March primary is right around the corner and I have yet to see much regarding Ron Paul in Ohio. I have been a Ron Paul follower for years now. Frankly, it amazes me that no one seems to be too interested in upholding our Constitution these days including most already elected officials. I […]

LETTER: Learning experience for family at livestock auction

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Editor: If you have done any calf rearing you know how difficult the task at hand can be. My husband and I took our son to a livestock auction as part of his 4-H learning experiences. This was not the first livestock auction we have attended. What a learning experience it was. I love animals. […]

Partnerships and planning key to successful drilling operations

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Editor: At the Columbiana County General Health District we have been involved with aspects of oil/gas drilling operations for several years now. We do a great deal of research and forecasting to develop planning and initiatives for that response. Some of this initial research involved finding similarities between oil/gas drilling occurring throughout the country, and […]

Vote for the Harrison County Cooperative Extension levy

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Editor: I am definitely voting for the new Harrison County Cooperative Extension levy coming up at the March 6 election. Please go vote, even if that is the only thing you make it out for this time. A few years ago, I realized that my unused pasture was growing poverty grass, and I wondered if […]

Raw milk: Both sides of the issue need to be addressed

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Editor: I would like to discuss some of the remarks made by Mr. Scott Shalaway. A while back he wrote in the Farm and Dairy that people should pen their cats up. Well the farmer’s barn cats roam at will and kill birds now and then but it keeps the mice and rats out of […]

LETTER: Humane Society’s mission is to help all animals

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Editor: The announcement by Rick Berman’s Center for Consumer Freedom that it had discovered 120 complaints made to the Federal Trade Commission concerning The Humane Society of the United States (Watchdog Group Calls on FTC to investigate the Humane Society, Feb. 15, 2012) is not so much news as a confirmation that, like the deceitful […]

Lack of farming experience makes HSUS unqualified

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Editor: After reading last week’s Farm and Dairy article about HSUS and Paul Shapiro, my curiosity got the best of me and I spent a couple hours on the Internet checking out its board of directors and came up with some interesting facts. To my amazement, there is not one of these 15 people who […]

Extension and 4-H are vital components of community

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Editor: Two years ago I moved onto a 65-acre Harrison County farm property. Since I am a forester, and not a farmer, I have depended heavily on Extension for educating me on such issues as beekeeping, raising chickens and keeping cattle. I have found that 40 years experience as a professional forester is of very […]

Reader: Where does Farm Bureau’s power come from?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Editor: I have been a 34-year member of the Stark County Farm Bureau. I did not renew my membership for 2012 as I find I no longer have any common interests. My home has been on the market for 23 years. When it was put on the market originally, it was in pristine condition, having […]

Reader: Government spending needs to be curbed

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I was disheartened to read of the public outcry in Carroll County over the closing of the FSA office. Given our country’s massive federal debt I can only applaud when cuts are made. The outcry in Carroll County is unjustifiable and unconscionable. Government offices do not exist to generate revenue in local communities. The are […]

LETTER: AgriSol project develops agricultural practices in Tanzania

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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.

LETTER: Ohio farmers don’t need more government assistance

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The government pays thousands of people to “help” the farmer. Just how do these government organizations help us farmers?


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