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To the editor:While I applaud Dwight Dial for being a no-till convert back in the '80s, I can't get enthusiastic that he managed to install his $85,000 solar unit for $22,050 out of pocket costs. Who paid for the remaining $62,050? Good old Uncle Sam! That's right boys and girls! We poor ...

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To the editor,Regarding your article, "An organic way of farming (August 24 Farm News)," it seems even after 149 years, death and destruction are still considered progress.I have to commend Aaron Lehman for his use of winter rye as a weed suppressor in soybeans but beyond that to call his ...

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To the editor:Who will speak up and defend family farmers in this replay of the 1980's farm crisis? Back then, I gave the economics presentation at the first public meeting of the Iowa Farm Unity Coalition and answered the phones the first day of our Farm Crisis Hotline. Desperate farmers ...

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To the editor:I for one could not help but notice that an opinionist in the July 20th Farm News admitted on two different occasions that his advice was "not worth much" as he berated the Farm News and two of its columnists, Alan Guebert and David Kruse, aka "Frick and Frack."I personally ...

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To the editor:Thank you for the weekly Kruse article.I turn to it first for current events affecting Iowa. I expect to see an apparent, honest, objective view of facts, with a rational analysis and/or opinion.The Kruse moderate, relatively fearless approach is not common these days. Why? ...

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To the editor:The letter from Jerry Crew published in the July 20 edition of Farm News very accurately pointed out a dichotomy between the political views of your readers and the political views of your Opinion page writers (Kruse and Guebert). Having been a reader of your publication for some ...

Letters from readers

To the editor:The June 29 Farm News Opinion section was dominated by Frick and Frack (better known as Alan Guebert and David Kruse) who are well-known Trump Haters ("TH"). I don't know the political persuasion of the editorial board of FN, but I do know the large majority of readers are NOT ...

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To the editor:As a retired farmer i have watched farmers use their labor and mental skills, employ updated or new technologies plant their crops and repeat those actions at harvest time. Through those years farmers have produced bountiful crops with the help of Mother Nature, good soils and ...

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To the editor:The front page of FN "Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy turns five" and the front page headlines of EVERY Iowa agricultural publication, including the "Newspaper Iowa Depends on," covered the anniversary. With almost orgasmic glee, the governor, secretary of agriculture and, quite ...

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To the editor:This is a potpourri of comments from articles appearing in April 20th and 27th editions of FN. The cover story of April 27th featured the 2018 National Conservation Legacy Award winner, Mike Schleisman, and the conservation practices he employs to earn the award. And, we all can ...