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Ohio: the new veganist state

Friday, February 18, 2011

Editor: On January 6, 2011, the last day of Teddy Strickland, he signed the ban on exotic animals in Ohio to fulfill his backroom deal with Humane Society of the United States and Ohio Farm Bureau. The sellout was with poultry, swine, veal, dog breeders and the exotic animal industry in Ohio. Mr. Ex-Governor Strickland […]

Congress serves us best when members are asleep

Thursday, February 10, 2011

While Americans still want their government to leave them alone, most seem to want everybody else to be regulated.

Reader: Research drilling before making decisions

Monday, February 7, 2011

Editor: I was disappointed by the interview with Tom Murphy on the Marcellus gas drilling (Agriculture changing as Marcellus Shale drilling gains ground). Today with the media being scrutinized for bias reporting, I would expect Farm and Dairy to do a better job researching a topic before they publish this stuff. There are a lot […]

Farmers must stand united

Monday, January 31, 2011

Editor: I’d like to address the continued criticism that Farm Bureau has taken over the HSUS compromise, as I see that many people are still upset by it. Farm Bureau leadership made the decision they thought they had to make at the time, whether you agree with it or not, it was made. How many […]

Speech, it’s not free anymore

Friday, January 21, 2011

Editor: A cold day has come now that citizens all over Ohio can no longer express their opinions without fear of retribution from certain animal rights organizations. Now in order to be able to exercise your First Amendment right to freedom of speech, it can only be done so as long as it doesn’t include […]

Ohio should ban Rover, too

Friday, January 21, 2011

Editor: The ban on exotic animals in Ohio is for public safety. So let’s ban dogs. The Ohio Department of Health says there were 15,021 dog bites in 2009. Also ban Fluffy. Cats bit 3,339 times in 2009. There were four exotic animals attacks in the last 14 years says the Humane Society of the […]

Humane Society of Columbiana County asks for support

Friday, January 21, 2011

Editor: The following information about the Humane Society of Columbiana County (HSCC) was published recently. One fact needs to be made clear. This service is provided to the citizens of Columbiana County over the land area of 532 square miles at no cost to taxpayers. HSCC operates totally by private donation dollars and does not […]

Voters should be baffled by Livestock Care Board’s actions

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Editor: Many Ohioans that voted for the existence of the Livestock Care Board are puzzled. Voters were led to believe that the Care Board would carefully examine existing animal husbandry practices, making changes only in those rare cases where change was justified. The first year seems to have produced quite the opposite. First Strickland and […]

Animal-care policy and Gov. Kasich

Friday, January 7, 2011

Editor: On Nov. 3, 2009, the Ohio voters spoke loud and clear. By a landslide 67-37 vote they authorized the creation of a livestock board to regulate animal care in Ohio. This was in response to the plea of those who introduced the ballot initiative to keep animal-care policy in the hands of Ohioans and […]

Children are especially vulnerable to air quality

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Editor: According to noted environmental health analyst, Dr. Theo Colborn, water is not the only life support system at risk in producing natural gas — air quality is also at risk. There is not only the exhaust from the diesel tucks and machinery during the drilling and fracturing, but the off-gases from the permanent condensers […]

Yes, farming is ‘cool,’ but practices aren’t

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Farm Sanctuary founder says most citizens oppose the intensive confinement of animals, and so does a new breed of farmers.

Criticism of Milk Marketing Improvement Act is undeserved

Monday, December 6, 2010

Editor: There has been a lot of criticism, if not outright slander, leveled against the notion that dairy farmers need a farm milk price that reflects the average cost of producing milk, specifically the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009 (S1645). Some call it welfare. Other call it anti-competitive or un-American or complain that […]

Wild and dangerous in Ohio

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Editor: What lies ahead for Ohio’s animal owners? What future do we have in this great state? What do the next four years hold for Ohio’s beef, dairy, pork and poultry producers? These questions we cannot answer yet. Ohio’s animal industry lies in the hands of our newly elected governor, John Kasich. We know that […]

What a year for animal owners in Ohio

Monday, November 29, 2010

Editor: This year started out with Humane Society of the United States hiring signature gathers who lied to the people about what they were signing. Then Gov. Strickland and Ohio Farm Bureau handed Ohio’s animal owners over to HSUS in a backroom deal. Now we have a new governor, and we need new leadership at […]

Gas drilling poisoning people, pets and the planet

Monday, November 22, 2010

Editor: It makes me scared, sad and sick that local land owners are signing away their mineral rights to gas drilling companies that were “granted explicit exemption — despite dissent within the EPA — from the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act,” called the Halliburton Loophole, according to Vanity […]

How will supply management affect the dairy industry?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Editor: Will more government intervention solve the volatility and low profit margins dairy farmers recently experienced? As I review the Foundation for the Future and Costa-Sanders proposals on government mandated supply control, that is the question I continue to ask myself. How will these supply management plans affect the future of the dairy industry in […]

Four types of Ohioans

Friday, October 15, 2010

Editor: With all the current issues in Ohio today, I think back to when things were much simpler. We raised our own vegetables and knew where our food came from. After church the whole family would gather around the table for a huge dinner. Dad used to tell us to always stand for what we […]

The future of Ohio is in our hands

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Editor: As we get ready to elect our Ohio leaders and possibly a new governor we need to consider which of them has done the best for Ohio and which have not. Let’s look at some facts. Agriculture has a long history and remains a huge part of this state. Gov. Strickland, the commodity leaders […]

Thanks for the help with Stark County farm tour

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Editor: We would like to thank all who gave their time, attendance and patience at Never Done Dairy during the Stark County Farm Bureau’s farm tour day: Stark County Dairy Princess Kellie Keiser; Superior Dairy; DFA; Smith Dairy; Farm Bureau; Pioneer Seed salesman Chuck Parker; Dave Hill of Hill’s Supply; SGSR Consulting; Steve Moff, COBA/Select […]

‘Ohio animal owners, unite’

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Editor: “Ohio animal owners, unite” As November grows closer, all animal owners need to work as one since the deal between Gov. Ted Strickland, the Ohio Farm Bureau, and the HSUS. We have not received the support of the Ohio Farm Bureau. They say they have our backs, I say watch what they do to […]

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