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The past deserves reflection today

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Editor: Today I remember that Tuesday morning as if it were yesterday. I sat at my desk having my coffee listening to the morning broadcast when suddenly the announcement was made: “A plane has just struck the World Trade Center.” I thought to myself, “It must have been a prop plane.” It didn’t take long […]

LETTER: Hybrid cats are not dangerous animals

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I would like to know since when having a hybrid cat is dangerous — cat hybrids such as Bengal and Savannah cats and so on.

Fuel efficiency standards on heavy duty vehicles is funny

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Editor: This letter relates to an article on page C6 of the Aug. 18 edition of the Farm and Dairy regarding efficiency standards for heavy duty vehicles (“Obama outlines details of heavy-duty vehicles fuel efficiency standards.”) What is in it for this industry to (ask) the government to place more stringent regulations on their product, […]

LETTER: Don’t kid yourself, Ohio farmers, HSUS just getting started

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Editor: On Aug. 1, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review permitted the final two proposed Ohio livestock care standards, layer hens and veal, to become rule in Ohio. So, it is over. Or is it? Several members of JCARR expressed their concern with the negative “unintended consequences” this rule will impose on the independent […]

LETTER: HSUS has a goal for Ohio and farmers need to stand up

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Editor: In August 2010 HSUS started its first phase of killing Ohio farms. They were given all the help they needed by the Ohio Farm Bureau and ex-Gov. Ted Strickland. But maybe it started before then; maybe it started a year earlier when the Ohio Farm Bureau pushed the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Telling […]

Letter: Proud of community spirit seen at fairgrounds

Thursday, August 4, 2011

In 2002, the Columbiana County Fair and Steer Committee began fundraising efforts for a new beef complex. These efforts, over several years, resulted in approximately $35,000, at which time the project was put on hold.

HSUS controlling Ohio Livestock Standards Care Board?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Editor: Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of The United States, brags about how he controls the Ohio Livestock Standards Care Board. Is this true or is this more HSUS bull? We all know they have trouble telling the truth. We all know they are good at making videos. We all know they think […]

Who should take the blame for the United States economy?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Editor: I’m responding to the June 16 letter of Ian Murray. It was a critical assault on President Obama. Simplistic incorrect statements such as “regulation prevented America’s economy from starting again” are common and largely distortions, hence less than truthful. Americans have forgotten much since 1999, when the nation was enjoying Bill Clinton’s prosperity. The […]

Reader: United Egg Producers agreement is ironic

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Editor: In response to the July 7 article, United Egg Producers and HSUS announce agreement over hen housing, how ironic is it that on the heels of the closing session of the 2011 Iowa legislature (a leading egg-producing state) in which so-called “Ag-Gag” bill stalled, which would have made hidden video recordings on factory farms […]

Solar projects in this area do not make financial sense

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Editor: The May 12 auction guide had an article about Ashland county-West Holmes Career Center solar project. The project is funded by a $115,329 grant from USDA. Because this area has more than one third of the days each year with cloud cover, producing electricity with solar panels is very expensive when all costs of […]

Very proud to be a part of the ‘culture’

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Editor: This spring was so very hard on the farming community, with the cold temperatures and rain that condensed the planting season. Everyone I have talked to doesn’t remember a spring like this, and hope we don’t see one for many years to come. When the weather gave us a couple of small windows, I […]

Reader: Executive order is a dangerous step

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Editor: On June 9, with flagrant disregard for the 10th Amendment, President Obama signed an executive order to create a policy-generating entity for rural America known as the White House Rural Council. In a statement released by the White House, it is claimed that Obama wishes to provide “stability and protection” to family farms and […]

LETTER: Responsibility for animals can’t be taken lightly

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thank you for shedding light on animal research — an area of great concern for people from all perspectives — in the recent editorial.

Support the Federal Milk Marketing Act and help farmers

Monday, May 16, 2011

Editor: The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011 has been revised and is at the legislative council getting into the proper format. Once again our farmers are facing more difficult times and we need to make the right changes before it is too late for most of them. Proposals are being brought forth again […]

Factory funding — a humane operation?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Editor: Less than halfway through 2011 and already we see animal rights organizations proclaiming victory in our state. It is always amazing just what factory funding can do, how money can trump science and years of proven success. For anyone not familiar with the term, it’s when you gather up huge sums of money to […]

LETTER: HSUS takes over Livestock Care Standards Board

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Editor: So it’s happened. The radical vegan, anti-consumer Humane Society of the United States has successfully taken over the voter-created Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board hock, stock and flock. It’s hard to believe that the board voted unanimously to adopt rules governing the housing of veal calves dictated by the fanatical leaders of the HSUS. […]

Ohio’s estate tax is pointless and should be eliminated

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Editor: Legislation in the general assembly aims at eliminating Ohio’s death tax. Ohio is one of 17 states collecting an estate tax. Ohio also has the lowest threshold in the nation before the tax kicks in — an estate value of $338,333. Ohio collected about $340 million in estate tax revenues in 2009, 80 per […]

United Local’s bond issue: Clearing up misconceptions

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Editor: United Local school district residents have the opportunity to vote May 3 on a 3.92 mill bond issue for $9.75 million. If approved, United would partner with the Ohio School Facilities Commission to build a new K-12 building. The OSFC would pay 79 percent of the $38 million cost and United residents would pay […]

Complaining won’t get the job done

Monday, April 18, 2011

Editor: Quite recently, I read that politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both Democrats and Republicans are against deficits, inflation and high taxes, then why do we have deficits, inflation and high taxes? You and I don’t propose a federal […]

Not where I come from…

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Editor: Where I come from, we farmers care about each other — regardless of what type of operation or husbandry practices we use. We help each other, support each other, and are concerned for each others well being. Obviously, the farmers on the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board are not where I come from. Not […]

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