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Major co-ops back dairy stabilization plan

Friday, May 25, 2012

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee did the right thing when it approved a farm bill that contains much-needed change in federal dairy programs, including provisions outlined in the Dairy Security Act. Dairy farmers in the Upper Midwest will benefit from these changes.

Letter writer: Not satisifed with exotic animal bill

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Remember Civics 101 where they taught us about the ‘checks and balances’ in our three branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial? Apparently, John Kasich needs a refresher course in state government. Senate Bill 310 (the exotic animal bill we’ve heard so much about) is supposed to address the issues of public safety and […]

Tenacious groups will fight to protect future residents

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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 […]

Reader: What is going on with exotic animal issue?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Richard Hill has questions about the Farm Bureau’s response to exotic animal ownership.

OFBF: Letter writers misquoted us

Monday, May 7, 2012

Recent letters to the editor regarding Ohio Farm Bureau’s involvement in the wild and dangerous animals issue have contained several factual errors.

Commonwealth Pipeline and exporting liquid natural gas

Monday, May 7, 2012

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 […]

Letter writer: Farm Bureau betrays Ohio animal owners again

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Polly Britton shares her thoughts on Senate Bill 310.

Reader: Take back Ohio with leadership that supports agriculture

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Reader, Keith Campbell discusses Senate Bill 310.

Reader: Farmers need to read all of Senate bill 310

Friday, April 27, 2012

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 […]

Michigan’s stance on feral swine hurts small, family farms

Friday, April 20, 2012

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 […]


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