Farm and Dairy Comment Policy

Farm and Dairy is an award-winning agricultural newspaper located in Salem, Ohio. We keep our readers up-to-date with the latest agriculture, rural living, conservation and shale oil and gas news. While we encourage users to interact with us and each other through the use of comments, we must have a policy to fight against SPAM in order to ensure quality.

We appreciate each comment; however, if your comment does not follow our comment policy, it will not be approved. Continuous abuse of the policy will result in a permanent ban of the IP address, domain and email used.


How to get Support for a Problem? — If you have a general question directly regarding content that we posted, please post a comment in the post. If you have a specific/personal question, a content suggestion or your comment contains personal information then you should email

What to Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear — If you leave a comment on and it does not appear in a reasonable time period (1 business day), and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, please contact us at


Comment Name — We do not allow keyword loading in the name field. You must use your name or nickname to leave a comment. Comments using keywords in the name field will be flagged as SPAM and deleted.

Valid Email — Email addresses are required for commenting; however, they are not published on the site or shared. Email addresses that look like SPAM (containing keywords or phrases) will be flagged as SPAM.

Language and Manners — We would like to promote a sense of community on our site, and expect respectful comments. Therefore, any comment that includes offensive, obscene or inappropriate language, and/or is considered rude by our editorial staff will be deleted.

Add Value — A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent or kills the conversation will be deleted. All SPAM comments will be deleted because they do not add value to the site.

Limit Links — Resources can be helpful, but in order to prevent SPAM and assure quality, we must limit links within comments. Do not add links to your comment that don’t add value to the information provided in the post. If you do so, your comment will be deleted. Furthermore, don’t sign your comments with a backlink to your site. They will be removed.

No Personal Attack Comments — No personal attacks are permitted in‘s comments. Do not attack the author of the post or any other commenters. Failure to respect fellow participants will result in an unapproved comment and, potentially, blocked access.

All Rights Reserved — Farm and Dairy’s editorial staff reserves the right to edit, delete, unapprove or mark as spam any and all comments. We also have the right to block access to any user or group from commenting or from the entire site.

Hold Harmless — All comments made on are the responsibility of the commenter, not the editorial staff of Farm and Dairy. By submitting a comment on our website, you agree that the comment content is your own, and you agree to hold Farm and Dairy and all representatives of Farm and Dairy harmless from any and all repercussions, damages or liability.

Subject to Change — Farm and Dairy’s comment policy can change at any time without notice.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, you may contact Farm and Dairy’s editorial staff by emailing