Editor: The old saw “To a thirsty man, water is more valuable than gold” has never been more true than it is today. As a tradable commodity over the past 10 years the S&P 500 Global Water index has outperformed the bellwether gold and energy indices. In fact, water outperformed the stock market in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]