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Reader: Best solution to the Enterprise pipeline, is no pipeline!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Our constitutional rights are being stripped by a billionaire company by the name of Enterprise, out of Texas, for the sole purpose of profit.

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 […]

Letter writer misrepresented landowners

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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 […]

LETTER: When counting your shale money, remember your local community

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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 […]

Protecting the family farm should be our top priority

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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 […]

Reader: Taxation system needs change

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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 […]

Reader: Nonlandowners need to unite

Friday, March 16, 2012

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: HSUS is willing to find common ground with farmers

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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.

LETTER: Farm Bureau responds to the needs of members

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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 […]

LETTER: Humane Society is not being honest with its donors

Friday, March 2, 2012

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 […]

LETTER: Ron Paul will put the Constitution back in its proper place

Friday, March 2, 2012

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 […]


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