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Letters to the Editor

Unsubstantiated

To the editor,I am writing to express my exception to your headline on the front page of the Nov. 6 edition, "Feeding for tastier pork."I sincerely doubt that you can produce any factual information to support the implied statement that organic pork is tastier.It may be the opinion of the ...

Co-op mergers should stop

To the editor,I so enjoyed reading the article "Growing to nowhere. Why I'm voting 'no' on co-op merger," (issue Nov. 6) by George Naylor, in Farm News.Everything Naylor said is so true and I completely share his feelings.I have been farming all my life.I started out using a small local coop, ...

Letters from readers

Attacking PC, HSUS, OTo the editor,The editorial in the Sept. 4 edition of Farm News, written by the CEO of "The Center for Food Integrity" missed the entire purpose of the so-called "Ag-gag" law passed in several states to protect agriculture from the sneak attacks of the environmental ...

Letters from readers

To the editor,Since the pipeline project was announced and I received notice that my land was in its path, I have become more aware of the problems in the oil and gas industry.The Yellowstone River and Santa Barbara beach pipeline leaks are two recent examples of industry problems. How would ...

Letters from readers

To the editor,If you are concerned about the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline from an out-of-state oil company which would traverse Iowa and threaten our land and water, carrying 570,000 barrels of highly flammable crude oil across Iowa every day, then you are not alone.There is a growing movement ...

Letters from readers

To the editor,The article written about my involvement on the Cattlemen's Beef Board in your May18 edition did not fully recognize the depth and extent of the Beef Checkoff Program oversight and division from checkoff dollars being utilized for lobbying and influencing policy-making ...

Letters from readers

To the editor,The state's egg and poultry farmers want to thank Iowa Department of Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, along with state and local elected leaders, for their continued advocacy for our industry. These are difficult times for our farms, and that support is critical as farmers work ...

Letters from readers

To the editor,The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, and Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, will supposedly solve the question of GMO labeling.Instead of allowing states to set their own standards, the theory is one federal standard ...

Letter from reader

To the editor,It is with no small amount of disgust that I read the articles and hear the radio ads promoting lawsuits against Syngenta for selling their fully legal corn trait.Yes, I suppose there will be farmers who jump on this litigation bandwagon, as it's billed as a no-risk opportunity ...

Colonoscopies, then and now

To the editor,The article by County Agent Guy (Jan. 16 issue) of Farm News, "The colonoscopy" was quite funny, especially to those of us who routinely endure this procedure.However, his opening paragraph referring to the SR-71 Blackbird was what caught my attention.During my shortened career in ...