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Letters from Readers

By Staff | Apr 26, 2019

To the editor:

The fact the two weekly contributors for Farm News have remained silent on the Mueller report speaks volumes about the politics of Kruse and Guebert, the two most biased commentators in agriculture.

They have completely abandoned the most basic rule of journalism “just the facts, ma’am!” Stolen from Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet.

We, of course, know why. It completely exonerated President Trump and his campaign finding no collusion or obstruction during or after the 2016 presidential campaign with Russia. Democrats and the liberal mainstream press tried to “make hay” with AG Barr’s summation that “although the Mueller Report did not find obstruction, it wouldn’t exonerate the president” but what does that mean?

It means Robert Mueller knew there was no collusion with Russia (the only reason for a special prosecutor) from day one, but wasted almost two years and 35 million taxpayer dollars on 19 attorneys whose sole purpose was to find enough dirt to justify an indictment that could, in essence, impeach President Trump.

Many are celebrating this as a victory, but I have difficulty with a “victory lap”. Why did congress allow this rogue prosecution to continue? We can (and rightly so) blame the Democrats, but we had control for 2 years. The problem is we have too many bureaucrats, Democrats and media types harboring “Trump Derangement Syndrome!” (think hatred)

I hated the policies of FDR, HST, LBJ, Carter, Clinton and Obama – not their person. Unfortunately, that can’t be said for today’s Democrats, mainstream media or our two Farm News columnists.

Jerry Crew

Webb

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Letters from Readers

By Staff | Apr 26, 2019

To the editor:

Mr. David Kruse,

Your article in the April 12, 2019 issue of Farm News about farmers not making money was much appreciated. Please allow me to offer my thoughts as to why this is true and how it might be reversed.

Most row crop farmers (including myself) spend their profits before they get in the field with high priced seed, chemicals, and machine costs. This problem could be changed with a new kind of farming.

A perennial seed corn is a distinct possibility according to Penn State University who since the 1980’s has been working with scientists in Argentina to advance its development. Some varieties of this corn have been growing in Mexico and SW United States for centuries. This corn would wipe out conventional tillage providing a zero loss in annual soil erosion.

Professor Jean-Michel Ane at the University of Wisconsin has announced the discovery of a corn in southern Mexico that fixes its own nitrogen like soybeans and is referred to as a real “game changer” for agriculture worldwide. The potential improvements in air and water quality-not to mention financial savings-are staggering.

Present day farming must change when a bushel of corn (56 pounds of raw protein) will not buy a cup of coffee in many restaurants.

Lyle D. Spencer

Goldfield

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