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What we need are teachers, not statistics

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Editor: (Response to Five Innovations that Will Change Our Lives, Jan. 9 edition.) I respond specifically to the section: “The classroom will learn you.” “In the next five years the classroom will learn about each student using longitudinal data such as test scores, attendance and student’s behavior on learning platforms.” What is longitudinal data? What […]

Know which humane society you are supporting

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Editor: In my role as president and an active volunteer of The Humane Society of Columbiana County, I recently participated in the Leetonia Sportsman Club Deer Expo. This is a combined exhibitor event and competition where scorers are available to anyone bringing a rack to score. The entrance fee, vendor fee, Chinese auction and homemade […]

Regulations are smothering U.S. farmers

Friday, December 20, 2013

The near total control by government of the fruit and vegetable production, with its compliance, fines and implied liability, is the reason why small farm operations are being bankrupted.

Veterans are heroes

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Editor: I was troubled by the guest commentary of professor Arnold Oliver. (When I was in Vietnam, I was no hero; Nov. 14, 2013). What bothered me was not so much his words: he says he was no hero and I believe him. He says he did not witness any heroism in his year in […]

LETTER: Dairy exports a bright spot for milk producers

Friday, November 22, 2013

One out of every seven loads of milk is exported — that is one day every week that the total U.S. milk production is exported.

Obamacare: Frightening premiums for some

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Editor: When I consider Obamacare’s initial blundering activity I picture a plane with flat tires trying to pick up speed for takeoff. And why am I not surprised? It’s being run by amateurs, most of whom never held a job in the private sector, who never had to meet a payroll and who don’t have […]

We have to learn to work for peace

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Editor: Thank you Farm and Dairy for printing the “When I was in Vietnam I was no hero” guest commentary (Nov. 14, 2013). On Saturday morning I read the column to my husband with tears streaming down my face. It isn’t that I didn’t know the U.S. has a history of war mongering … it’s […]

Is beef checkoff working in your interest?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

As an appointee to the 106-member Cattlemen’s Beef Board, I often wonder if we are spending your beef checkoff dollars in the best interest of beef promotion.

Dairy farmers caught between a rock and a hard place

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Editor: Dairy farmers across the nation are once again left without effective farm bill legislation. Another year of hard work by dairy farm groups to develop and promote their policy ideas has been ignored by Congress. There can be no excuse for the way Congress is treating our nation’s dairy farmers. I wonder how much […]

Men’s breast cancer a concern, too

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Editor: At a recent dedication of our mammogram room (now the Suzy Room ), I met with Executive Director Sean Shacklett, of Susan G. Komen (foundation) Northeast Ohio Affiliate, where he also awarded our Cancer Detection Clinic $33,800 to complement the levy-funded cancer clinic services. During this meeting, Shacklett and his staff really opened our […]

Reader: People need educated about ‘wild’ animals

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Editor: There was an article in the local paper saying all 88 counties have to have a DWART — dangerous wild animal response team. I went to the Coshocton County EMA director’s office to speak with him. He is busy, he is in training and not there, and the best office closed when I was […]

LETTER: Editorial unfairly singled out HSUS

Monday, May 13, 2013

Reader: I look my customers in the eye and they ask me what I feed my animals and how do I treat them. Customers — eaters — are asking these questions of us. They are trying to break down the wall of anonymity. We need to meet them halfway and tell them how their food is raised.”

Reader concerned about safety of truck weight limits

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Editor: Gov. Kasich just signed house bill (HB) 51, the transportation budget, into state law. Many Ohioans are unaware of a provision the Ohio House of Representatives had inserted as an amendment to the bill, which would have raised truck weight limits up to 90,000 pounds. County Engineers Association of Ohio led the fight to […]

Letter: Climate change article irrational

Monday, March 25, 2013

Reader finds fault with science and logic of recent climate change article.

Letter: Agriculture needs to engage more consumers

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Reader: I challenge all of us involved in agriculture to utilize our resources to the best that we can so we can work better ourselves.

Letter: Thanks for supporting FFA

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Editor; Thank you for sponsoring our Ag Comm contest, and for also sponsoring the plaque our team will be receiving. This was the first time that our team made it to the state contest, and we learned a lot! We feel like we will be more prepared for next year. Miami East FFA Casstown, Ohio […]

Letter: Thanks for sponsoring state FFA contest

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thank you, Farm and Dairy, for supporting FFA.

Letter: Reader frustrated over old mineral claims

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We are aware of Columbia’s claimed storage lease, but that alone does not give them the right to profit from our minerals under the storage field.

Reader: Meaningful action? Put the blame where it belongs

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Editor: President Obama urged “meaningful action” on gun control. And now we have it, and it will do nothing except fulfill the Progressive (code for Communism) agenda. Why don’t we put the blame where it belongs? We are in a world that no longer believes in truth; we are in a new world formed by […]

Reader: Hard to believe roads were empty not so long ago

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Editor: I read the article by Tom G. Downing in the Jan. 10, 2013 issue titled Road trip in the good old days was a little bumpy. It reminded me of a story my grandfather told me when I was a boy — a story that just amazed me at the time and still amazes […]


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