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Reader encourages ‘yes’ votes on Extension levy

Friday, April 9, 2010

Editor: As our vote goes, so goes our country, state and county. If you don’t vote don’t complain. In the organizations that I belong to decisions are made by those who show up. I believe this is called a democracy. If we elect good people to fill these positions, we should end up with good […]

Reader: Euthanizing 250,000 chickens IS a big deal

Monday, April 5, 2010

Editor: The same press release was published in my local paper about the Ohio Fresh Eggs fire that you published in your April 1, 2010, edition, Fire destroys Ohio Fresh Eggs facility in Wyandot Co. Don’t you want to know how you euthanize 250,000 laying hens? That’s about 800,000 pounds of Leghorns. That’s a pile […]

Entitlement is not a dirty word

Monday, April 5, 2010

Editor: According to Maureen Martin, “no” is what every American should say to federal government entitlements. In the March 18 Farm and Dairy, Martin appropriated former first lady Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug slogan as her anti-entitlement rallying cry. (“Government handouts? Just say no,” p. A4) Martin centered her criticisms on the health care bill. She described […]

Leave the American farmer alone

Monday, March 8, 2010

Editor: Fellow farmers and future farmers, anyone involved in the agricultural industry and anyone who claims to be an American. I am writing this letter, because I am fed up with regulations, rules and every government entity trying to find reasons to regulate everything but what needs to be regulated. This anger pertains to the […]

Thanks to the community for help with Baker benefit

Monday, February 8, 2010

Editor: We would like to thank the generosity of the community for its support of the Jennifer (Miller) Baker Family. The support and kindness of all those who helped, supported or contributed in any way made the recent benefit a huge success. The family and friends who organized the event extend appreciation to all. Benefit […]

There are more ethanol costs than meets the eye

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Editor: When it comes to ethanol stories and letters, it seems amazing that we never get to see, read, or hear about the hard problems with this issue. Steve Templin (Letters, Dec. 17, 2009) was correct in talking about the increase in ethanol use would benefit farmers and the industry, and help reduce our dependence […]

Why is government involved in prices for farmers?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Editor: I am not a farmer. That may be why I don’t get it. I don’t understand why farmers want or need the government to get involved with milk prices. If a price on any commodity is artificially set or, worst yet, controlled by the government, what is the long-range sustainability of the that market? […]

Guebert is out of touch

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Editor: Alan Guebert proves over and over he is completely out of touch with the real issues facing today’s cattle producers. His Dec. 3 piece (“While I can’t do math, I can read”) about agriculture competition is off-base and misinformed. As a cattle rancher and officer of the nation’s oldest and largest national cattlemen’s association, […]

Guebert was spot on about ethanol

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Editor: Alan Guebert’s Dec. 10 editorial “Take it to the non-bank bank” was spot on with its analysis of the likelihood of higher ethanol blend approval by the Environmental Protection Agency. Thanks to the combined effort of a wide-range of agriculture groups and supporters, we will most likely see E15 be approved for consumers as […]

Ohio State Grange supports bill to update Ohio’s telecom grid

Monday, December 14, 2009

Editor: Rural citizens in Ohio are currently faced with a challenge: old and outdated legislation. The Ohio Modernization Act of 2009, S.B. 162 and H.B. 276, would modernize telecom legislation by preserving current consumer protections and removing costly regulations, which will in turn allow telecom providers to invest more in infrastructure. This infrastructure is critical […]

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