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Letter to the editor: Global warming and radicals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Common sense seems never to pop into the minds of radicals, according to the letter’s author.

Pipeline plans are leaving landowners angry

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The pipelines are coming!

Women farmers need to be recognized for their work

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Editor: It’s almost impossible to imagine but according to the recent Women Farm survey of farms in Ohio, there are 32,237 women farm operators doing a variety of work in traditional farming, niche farming, agri-tourism and organics. As a woman farmer I would like to have more access to information, better linkages to other women […]

Traficant supported agriculture

Monday, October 6, 2014

Farmer-reader appreciated that the late Jim Traficant not only listened, but delivered strong, passionate explanations to the other members of the House to present the message of his constituents.

Reader: Be cautious and remember chemicals are dangerous

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This is an open letter to farmers, farmer’s wives, and farmers children.

Reader: Grapevines can indeed be destructive

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Editor: Your June 5 issue contained a column by Scott Shalaway titled, Grapevines are aggressive, but not deadly. Both the title of the article and portions of content within the article are very wrong. Left uncontrolled, grapevines will slow the growth of trees, and when vines are abundant, grapevines can physically pull trees down and […]

Reader concerned over buying influence

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Editor: The Dairy Excel article in the June 5 edition of the Farm and Dairy by Dr. Normand St-Pierre called “Battling the phobia of GMO’s” was an absolute misuse of a psychological term to belittle critics of Monsanto. Monsanto belongs to ALEC an organization which buys influence for corporations. As David R. Resnick, Bioethicist, National […]

Richfield residents asked to support Girl Scout camp

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Editor: The people of Richfield have an incredible opportunity to maintain the rural character of their community while creating a beautiful recreation destination within one of Richfield’s best kept secrets. Richfield Township and Richfield Village are in series of discussions about the formation of a joint park district specifically for the purpose of creating a […]

Water… More valuable than gold

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Editor: The old saw “To a thirsty man, water is more valuable than gold” has never been more true than it is today. As a tradable commodity over the past 10 years the S&P 500 Global Water index has outperformed the bellwether gold and energy indices. In fact, water outperformed the stock market in the […]

What we need are teachers, not statistics

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Editor: (Response to Five Innovations that Will Change Our Lives, Jan. 9 edition.) I respond specifically to the section: “The classroom will learn you.” “In the next five years the classroom will learn about each student using longitudinal data such as test scores, attendance and student’s behavior on learning platforms.” What is longitudinal data? What […]

Know which humane society you are supporting

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Editor: In my role as president and an active volunteer of The Humane Society of Columbiana County, I recently participated in the Leetonia Sportsman Club Deer Expo. This is a combined exhibitor event and competition where scorers are available to anyone bringing a rack to score. The entrance fee, vendor fee, Chinese auction and homemade […]

Regulations are smothering U.S. farmers

Friday, December 20, 2013

The near total control by government of the fruit and vegetable production, with its compliance, fines and implied liability, is the reason why small farm operations are being bankrupted.

Veterans are heroes

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Editor: I was troubled by the guest commentary of professor Arnold Oliver. (When I was in Vietnam, I was no hero; Nov. 14, 2013). What bothered me was not so much his words: he says he was no hero and I believe him. He says he did not witness any heroism in his year in […]

LETTER: Dairy exports a bright spot for milk producers

Friday, November 22, 2013

One out of every seven loads of milk is exported — that is one day every week that the total U.S. milk production is exported.

Obamacare: Frightening premiums for some

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Editor: When I consider Obamacare’s initial blundering activity I picture a plane with flat tires trying to pick up speed for takeoff. And why am I not surprised? It’s being run by amateurs, most of whom never held a job in the private sector, who never had to meet a payroll and who don’t have […]

We have to learn to work for peace

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Editor: Thank you Farm and Dairy for printing the “When I was in Vietnam I was no hero” guest commentary (Nov. 14, 2013). On Saturday morning I read the column to my husband with tears streaming down my face. It isn’t that I didn’t know the U.S. has a history of war mongering … it’s […]

Is beef checkoff working in your interest?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

As an appointee to the 106-member Cattlemen’s Beef Board, I often wonder if we are spending your beef checkoff dollars in the best interest of beef promotion.

Dairy farmers caught between a rock and a hard place

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Editor: Dairy farmers across the nation are once again left without effective farm bill legislation. Another year of hard work by dairy farm groups to develop and promote their policy ideas has been ignored by Congress. There can be no excuse for the way Congress is treating our nation’s dairy farmers. I wonder how much […]

Men’s breast cancer a concern, too

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Editor: At a recent dedication of our mammogram room (now the Suzy Room ), I met with Executive Director Sean Shacklett, of Susan G. Komen (foundation) Northeast Ohio Affiliate, where he also awarded our Cancer Detection Clinic $33,800 to complement the levy-funded cancer clinic services. During this meeting, Shacklett and his staff really opened our […]

Reader: People need educated about ‘wild’ animals

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Editor: There was an article in the local paper saying all 88 counties have to have a DWART — dangerous wild animal response team. I went to the Coshocton County EMA director’s office to speak with him. He is busy, he is in training and not there, and the best office closed when I was […]


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