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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?

LETTER: Coming election will determine fate of this country

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The United States government borrows trillions of dollars from China, which will some day need to be paid back by our children or grandchildren, with interest.

Help keep the Carroll County FSA office open

Monday, January 23, 2012

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. […]

Reader thanks good Samaritan who corralled her cows

Thursday, January 12, 2012

On Dec. 28 a kind, thoughtful and wonderful person, or persons, performed an act of kindness and I want to thank them.

LETTER: Horse slaughter is inhumane and unnecessary

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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.

LETTER: Country needs farmers who milk cows, not taxpayers

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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.

LETTER: Use common sense to make a decision about shale drilling

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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. […]

LETTER: Collective bargaining still powerful tool for farmers

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Farmers must never lose sight of the real power farmers have and that should be used in the marketplace. Market power, not government power, will bring lasting prosperity to America’s dairy farmers.

LETTER: There should be labels on beef

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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.

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