Editor: For many months, a few good, caring people have been trying to get the public to realize the consequences of fracking. They gather in Youngstown, North Lima, Coitsville, Poland, Butler and New Wilmington. There are probably other groups gathering in other towns as well. If you would attend one of these gatherings, you would […]
Richard Hill has questions about the Farm Bureau’s response to exotic animal ownership.
Recent letters to the editor regarding Ohio Farm Bureau’s involvement in the wild and dangerous animals issue have contained several factual errors.
Editor: On March 1 it was announced that the 30-inch Commonwealth Pipeline, requiring a 75-100-foot right of way, would be developed running from Lycoming County, Pa. to Maryland. Initially developers promoted the pipeline as providing cheaper natural gas to people in Harrisburg, Baltimore and DC. More recently, they have admitted that they may export some […]
Polly Britton shares her thoughts on Senate Bill 310.
Reader, Keith Campbell discusses Senate Bill 310.
Editor Once again animal owners have been sold out by Ohio leaders and the Farm Bureau. I was at the Senate hearings for SB310 — less than 30 proponents for it while hundreds of opponents attended. Our words fell on deaf ears as we told them why this bill was not fair, why this bill […]
Editor You recently printed an article on invasive feral swine [Michigan gets tough on invasive feral swine, April 5.] This article fails to present the whole story. So-called game ranchers and disease are the focus. What is left out are the many small family farmers who raise hog breeds that don’t fit the pork producers […]
This letter is in response to the letter by Steven J. Beck in the March 22 issue of Farm and Dairy. The tone of the letter is to create class warfare by demonizing rich landowners who inherited or invested in land and are now selling their mineral rights. They now don’t live on their land […]
Editor: It seems everywhere you go you hear or see something about the oil and gas phenomenon that is occurring in and around Columbiana County. Testimonies of property owners getting checks well into the six- and seven-digit mark are plentiful. Overnight millionaires make Jed Clampett and the Beverly Hillbillies seem like a modern day reality […]
Editor: (Concerning guest commentaryy by David Kay in Dec. 15, 2011 issue of Farm and Dairy.) It is obvious that the original purpose of the Extension service has not been fulfilled and neither has the public good been served by such projects. Development sociology basically means authoritarian manipulation — certainly not constitutional, and at the […]
Editor: In regard to previous protest letters that I have written in the past concerning the outrageous, unfair and discriminatory taxation system in this country, I must once again put pen to paper to protest for those less fortunate. Why in the world do our various government agencies tax social security benefits, unemployment benefits and […]
Editor: I’m writing to address concerns about nonlandowners who don’t realize the consequences for them of the so-called “Shale Boom.” By now most, if not all, of them have heard repeatedly about how dangerous chemicals used in hydraulic fracture drilling can get into aquifers and, then, into drinking water. They have also heard about other […]
Pacelle: The HSUS is willing to sit down and find common ground with agricultural producers to find solutions that are good for farmers, consumers, and animal welfare.
Editor: Recently a letter was written asking us where our “power” as an organization comes from as Farm Bureau. Stark County Farm Bureau, as well as every other county farm bureau, is led by its members. We have a 14-member volunteer board of farmers elected by its members at our annual meeting. We ask our […]
Editor: It’s mind-boggling for HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle to dismiss the 150-plus complaints that have been filed with the Federal Trade Commission against his group. Dozens have come from people who have given money to HSUS. For Pacelle to act like it’s all part of a disingenuous ploy is indicative of his arrogance and disregard […]
Editor: The March primary is right around the corner and I have yet to see much regarding Ron Paul in Ohio. I have been a Ron Paul follower for years now. Frankly, it amazes me that no one seems to be too interested in upholding our Constitution these days including most already elected officials. I […]
Editor: If you have done any calf rearing you know how difficult the task at hand can be. My husband and I took our son to a livestock auction as part of his 4-H learning experiences. This was not the first livestock auction we have attended. What a learning experience it was. I love animals. […]
Editor: At the Columbiana County General Health District we have been involved with aspects of oil/gas drilling operations for several years now. We do a great deal of research and forecasting to develop planning and initiatives for that response. Some of this initial research involved finding similarities between oil/gas drilling occurring throughout the country, and […]
Editor: I am definitely voting for the new Harrison County Cooperative Extension levy coming up at the March 6 election. Please go vote, even if that is the only thing you make it out for this time. A few years ago, I realized that my unused pasture was growing poverty grass, and I wondered if […]