Sunday, November 29, 2015
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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

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...

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.

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.

Reader: If government interference and over regulation would be reduced, jobs would be created, private industry would prosper and more than sufficient tax revenue would be generated.

Do we have to wait for the governor to pass laws on how we raise and care for our birds and animals?

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...

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...