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Issue 2 is fine, but do we need another amendment?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Editor: Issue 2 — What does it do? A lot of us really don’t know. Maybe no on really knows. The hope is it will keep animal rights legislation from changing farming in Ohio, thereby securing present methods and costs. The biggest threat such legislation can produce is the loss of yet another American industry. […]

Here is what they aren’t saying about Issue 2

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Editor: I recently attended a meeting where a representative of the Farm Bureau made a 20-minute Power Point presentation arguing that without Issue 2, Ohio agriculture will be threatened by outside animal rights activists that will put thousands of Ohio family farmers out of business. What he didn’t say was Issue 2 is a Constitutional […]

Animal agriculture education is the real issue

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Editor: There is no guaranteed seat for a production livestock producer. The board consists of 13 members: three family farmers, two veterinarians, one food safety expert, one representative of a local humane society, two members from statewide farm organizations, the dean of an Ohio agriculture college and two members representing Ohio consumers. It does not […]

Issue 2: We don’t need board to tell us how to farm

Monday, October 19, 2009

Editor: Issue 2 is a pre-emptive ballot initiative to establish a board that will set standards for livestock and poultry care. The board will be made up of 13 people total, three family farmers, two veterinarians, a food safety expert, a representative of the local humane society, two members from statewide farm organizations, the dean […]

Pregnant women should be wary of flu shots

Monday, October 19, 2009

Most pregnant women will listen to their maternal instinct to protect their babies and refuse to take any flu shot, swine or otherwise, in spite of the heavy propaganda.

Vote yes on Issue 2 to continue agriculture’s tradition

Friday, October 16, 2009

Editor: I am a local retired food animal veterinarian. I am currently a beef and grain farmer here in Tuscarawas County and I support Issue 2. The ability of farmers to provide safe, affordable, abundant, locally grown food is in jeopardy due to challenges from extreme animal rights activists based in Washington D.C. Hiding behind […]

This is not 1909, but 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Editor: As a livestock and grain farmer I would encourage everyone to vote yes on Issue 2 so we can continue to have safe, affordable and local food in Ohio. By the help of God and technology, we have the best and safest food supply of every country in the world. It takes a lot […]

Reader: Take a stand and vote yes for Issue 2

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Editor: As president/CEO of a grain marketing and farm supply cooperative in Ohio, I want to make sure people understand the importance of passing State Issue 2. Agriculture is Ohio’s No. 1 industry and could be in jeopardy if we, Ohio citizens, allow out-of-state interest groups to come into Ohio and tell us how to […]

Issue 2 far better than extreme alternative

Monday, October 12, 2009

The possible consequences for consumers and Ohio agriculture are severe if Issue 2 does not pass.

Ohio is up to bat on Issue 2

Monday, October 12, 2009

Editor: Does anyone have a better solution than Issue 2 to protect Ohio livestock farmers? Farmers are uniting across the state to protect their farms and family’s way of life. Agriculture is one of the largest parts of Ohio’s economy. How large? One in six Ohioans has an agricultural related job, including our local vets, […]

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