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To the editor,The Zesch family should not be shocked to learn that the city of Laurel wants to steal their land for a lagoon (Valentine's Day 2020 Farm News). That is what eminent domain always is.The famous Kelo decision, where the City of New London stole Susette Kelo's house in Connecticut ...

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To the editor:It's time to stand up for family farmers.According to Brian Hoops of Midwest Market Solutions (January 17, 2020, page 4A), despite lousy weather and prevented planting across much of the U.S., corn price "upside potential appears limited unless a weather issue develops in South ...

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To the editor,"Understanding what it takes to transition to organic" emblazoned the front page of of last weeks FN! WHY? "Organic" ("O") is a SHAM! It is LESS safe to eat, costs almost double and contributes more pollution to our surfaceand atmosphere than modern production agriculture ...

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To the editor:I wonder how much true research FN used for their editorial "There's power in the wind"? It is merely a recitation of the propaganda from the wind industry and their powerful lobbyists at state and national levels.The opening sentence last four words "with few environmental ...

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To the editor:"Round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows." That should be the headline for Farm News' article "Bearish shock to corn in August's WASDE report." Farmers shouldn't be depending on the roulette wheel of market "supply and demand" touted by most ag economists and ...

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To the editor:Back in the time before the 1900's when most farm work was done with horses, mules or oxen, the average farm was about 80-160 acres. There was a farmstead about every quarter mile. That meant there were a lot of families with lots of children. There was a country school every ...

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Dear editor,Regarding David Kruse's article, "True War Heroes," as a so-called Christian nation we should get something straight. John McCain was no hero. He wrecked airplanes while showing off. He got special treatment as an Admiral's son. He supported avoidable wars, resulting in numerous ...

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To the editor:Ever since Senator Bernie Sanders laid out his farm policy proposals (parity price floors, supply management, and establishing a grain reserve) agriculture economists from all over the country have been critical even poking fun.Upon reading their comments it is obvious their ...

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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, ...

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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 ...