The government pays thousands of people to “help” the farmer. Just how do these government organizations help us farmers?
Letters to the Editor
The United States government borrows trillions of dollars from China, which will some day need to be paid back by our children or grandchildren, with interest.
Editor: There is a plan to close the FSA office in Carroll County to help save money by consolidating offices. I am all for saving money, but they are starting at the wrong place. Carroll and Tuscarawas county FSA have shared a county executive director for more than 15 years as a cost saving effort. [...]
On Dec. 28 a kind, thoughtful and wonderful person, or persons, performed an act of kindness and I want to thank them.
We can not keep slaughtering an excess of 100,000 horses every year and say this is a necessary evil to dispose of horses. We need to control the breeding of the horses to regain ground in price and value for the horse.
The “farm bill,” as quoted by Farm and Dairy editor Susan Crowell, is 75 percent not directed to the “farm.” May I venture to say that another 20 percent of that remains is welfare for bankers, lawyers, politicians and multinational corporations. That leaves less than 10 billion dollars to benefit farmers.
Editor: I am a local farmer. I’m a simple man and, like most farmers, I have a lot of common sense. Simplicity and common sense go hand in hand. In order for my farm to operate, I must make many logical decisions. If logic is not applied to my decision-making process, I suffer the consequences. [...]
Farmers must never lose sight of the real power farmers have and that should be used in the marketplace. Market power, not government power, will bring lasting prosperity to America’s dairy farmers.
The following is a headline I read recently, “COOL is ruled WTO violation; NCBA agrees.” Are you kidding me? The all-knowing minds at the NCBA have fought a battle so all of us independent cattlemen and women have no way to distinguish our product.
Reader: If government interference and over regulation would be reduced, jobs would be created, private industry would prosper and more than sufficient tax revenue would be generated.