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Iowa getting warmer, wetter

February 17, 2017 To the editor: It is the rate of climate change (faster than expected by scientists) that should concern farmers, though Jerry Crew’s no tillage and adopting cover crops are part of the necessary... more »»

Climate change. Science, or not?

February 3, 2017 To the editor, Some times David Kruse skates really close to the thin ice by either fabricating or repeating so-called “facts” in his weekly commentary which has strayed from the original intent of... more »»

Rastetter as U.S. SecAg? No

January 6, 2017 To the editor: It would be a big mistake for President-elect Donald Trump to nominate Bruce Rastetter as the U.S. Secretary of Agricultur. more »»

Why no outrage, Mr. Kruse?

December 16, 2016 To the editor, I don’t know how many of you remember “The Twilight Zone?” As a reminder to those of you who have forgotten or those who’ve never heard of it, TTZ was a very good half hour program... more »»

Get the facts on wind energy

October 21, 2016 To the editor, A group called Coalition for Rural Property Rights, primarily from Palo Alto County, has been organized to require wind companies to provide adequate distance from OPP (other peoples... more »»

Political myths

September 9, 2016 To the Editor, It shouldn’t be such a mystery to David Kruse that we are not offered any good candidates (Wanted: Good candidates, Aug. 26 issue). more »»

To British farmers: ‘Good show’

July 22, 2016 To the editor, Alan Guebert, self-anointed guru on U.S. more »»

Losing farm land to green energy

July 12, 2016 To the editor, O’Brien County in northwest Iowa is reported to have the most productive soil and the highest price around and now it is sporting a huge wind farm, taking that land out of production... more »»

GUEST COLUMN

June 2, 2016 An out-of-state company has laid claim to a 145- to 200-foot swath the entire length of our far. more »»

Will vote for Steve King

May 6, 2016 To the editor, The Small Ethanol Tax Credit opened the door to investment in Iowa’s renewable fuels industry. more »»

Winning with cover crops

April 22, 2016 To the editor, Bob Streit, in the April 15 issue of Farm News, was writing about soil health and he threw out the statement “cover crops are good” followed by the question “But then what is the... more »»

Adding value to soybeans``

April 15, 2016 To the editor: As soybean producers, it’s a smart decision to fuel up with energy that comes from the soybeans we gro. more »»

Solar farming

April 15, 2016 To the editor, This is truly amazing. more »»

What is an easement?

March 11, 2016 To the editor, ITC Midwest would like to construct a 345 kilovolt line through Kossuth County. ITC has put before land owners a contract that has the largest property rights taking I have ever see. more »»

Bosses?

March 11, 2016 To the editor, Bob Streit’s column in the March 4 issue of Farm News was a literal pot-pourri of subjects including discussion of an article in Successful Farming titled, “Meet your new boss. more »»

GUEST COLUMN

March 4, 2016 By Chuck Grassley U.S. Senator Our system of government was designed to be of the people, by the people and for the people. more »»

Sounds simple, but darn good

February 12, 2016 To the editor, Alan Guebert’s “Sure, that’ll work” in the Jan. more »»

Capitalism equals no subsidies

January 22, 2016 To the editor, Every four years the Iowa voters get a first-hand look at all the candidates up close and personal because we are the first act of the primary/caucus season, and, every time,... more »»

About had it

January 22, 2016 To the editor, I’ve about had it reading any publication, including Farm News, with commentary by ISU Extension fools. more »»

GUEST COLUMN

December 18, 2015 To the editor, The author of a Nov. 20 letter to the editor brought up concerns about losing soil organic matter in biomass harvesting for cellulosic ethanol. more »»

 
 

 

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