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Letters to the Editor

Silent leadership is unacceptable

To the editor,I'm a long time Iowa Farm Bureau member and active at the local level because this organization, I felt, had the most potential and power to protect the rights of individual farmers.Unfortunately, the past 18 months of effort to engage IFB in our battle to protect private property ...

So much for the American Dream

Growing up, we believe most kids were taught if you worked hard, you could live the American Dream of owning your own place and make a good living.Over the past 20 years, we have worked hard and lived what we would call a modest lifestyle, to realize the dream.A year and a half ago we were ...

Crop insurance subsidy? Ridiculous

To the editor,In Alan Guebert's (Dec. 19) column, "Insuring elephants," he presents some pretty incredible facts including 21 percent of taxpayer's subsidies of federal crop insurance is in administrative costs, and 26 operations received a million dollars each in tax money.His conclusion, ...

Just say, ‘no’ to pipeline

To the editor:Opposition has been mounting against the pipeline across Iowa that will carry fracked oil southeast to Illinois and then to the Gulf Coast.Most of the opposition has focused on concerns of disrupting fertile farmland operations, and the potential for spills that would contaminate ...

GEUST COLUMN

Iowans might ask the question, how will they lose if the Rock Island Clean Lines project gets approved by the Iowa Utilities Board?Well, here are a few things that will affect the landowner and others bordering the project. If eminent domain is granted to a private company to take land for its ...

Wind energy cannot compete

To the editor,The Sept. 26 letter by former Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Lang launches into a harangue about the positive impact of wind turbines and transmission lines such as Rock Island Clean Lines on the environment. However, there are some indisputable facts he overlooks.1.Wind cannot ...

Exporting Iowa’s wind energy

To the editor,As a former Iowa Farm Bureau president, and a lifelong dairy farmer, I understand that being a steward for the environment is a top priority for farmers.Ensuring that our land, water and air in Iowa are clean and preserved for future generations also ensures that our unique rural ...

Damaging publicity?

To the editor,Recently Farm News has reported (Aug. 29 issue) the expectation of bin-busting corn and soybean crops for 2014.With grain prices nearly half what they were one year ago does not this publicity by the media further depress an already depressed market?Lyle D. SpencerGoldfield

RICL arguments misleading

To the editor,Is the Rock Island Clean Line trying to fool people into believing their transmission line project is needed in Iowa?This line will do nothing for Iowa's infrastructure or energy needs. The line is not connecting to Iowa's grid system and is merely cutting across the state sending ...

Bowing at the altar of clean energy

To the editor,Doug Jones is a manager for Rock Island Clean Lines and in his Aug. 29 letter, "RICL responds," he "strongly encourages landowners to build a complete understanding of our project from credible and trusted sources, as it represents great strides forward for both renewable energy ...