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Let nature work

November 11, 2011 To the editor, I’m sure Bob Streit meant 2 ½ inches per foot of soil, instead of per inch in his Oct. 21 column in Farm News. more »»

Finally, urgency

November 11, 2011 To the editor, After only three years, President Obama has decided the unemployed need our urgent attention. more »»

Rally ‘round freedom

October 14, 2011 To the Editor: First a disclaimer: I do not hate ethanol. I love freedom and appreciate its benefits. Larry Kershner would like us to “Rally 'round RFS” (Sept. more »»

Backs ethanol use

August 26, 2011 To the editor: These days it seems there are few issues that members of Congress can agree upon. more »»

Takes issue with Fric and Frac

August 5, 2011 To the editor, I have decided two of the weekly contributors in the opinion section of Farm News are worthy of special attention and will hereafter refer to them as Fric (Alan Guebert)... more »»

Get out of ethanol

July 29, 2011 To the editor; The story on the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee (July 15 issue) for POET needs to be put in perspective. more »»


February 18, 2011 To the editor: The genetically modified organism advocates say that in order to feed the world we must continue on the path of GMO-contamination of the earth's plant life. more »»

What’s the answer?

February 4, 2011 To the editor: I’m a little confused with two different references made by David Kruse that were made in two different columns about what caused the depression of the 1930s. more »»

Third World status

February 4, 2011 To the Editor: The (Jan. 21) front page story about Poet’s Project LIBERTY is real, right? Liberty for who? For the corporate thieves who are costing America its soul. more »»

Let them apologize

January 21, 2011 To the editor: Recently much has been said and acted upon to maintain state and church separation. more »»

Wrong-placed blame

January 21, 2011 To the editor: I’m a veteran with 13-plus years active duty with the USAF as a navigator/bombardier in B-47s and B-52s and flying the backseat of the world’s fastest airplane — the SR-7. more »»

Wanted: Intelligent life

January 7, 2011 To the editor; Academics and media pundits who constantly bombard us with their politically-biased propaganda on how we should all — against our better judgment — knuckle under and accep... more »»

Bears repeating

December 31, 2010 To the editor; Two items in the Dec. 17 Farm News bear repeating. more »»

Ode to Twinkies

November 19, 2010 To the editor; The food police have just been smacked on the side of the head with its own anti high fructose corn syrup billy club. D. more »»

House of cards on shifting sands

October 29, 2010 To the editor: When I resumed writing, three years ago, I warned of parallels developing with the Crash of ’29,’ — counter-productive government subsidy and tax schemes inflating an... more »»

Wrong side of morality

October 29, 2010 To the editor: Farm News’ decision to step outside news from the farm and delve into the politics of gay marriage has labeled them as merely another tool of the liberal medi. more »»

Branstad not family farm friendly

October 29, 2010 To the editor: Terry Branstad’s run for governor and the Farm Bureau’s endorsement of him create the need to review what the two of them have done to our state, particularly rural Iowa. more »»

No return to the past

October 29, 2010 To the editor: Gary Hoskey, former president of Iowa Farmers Union recently wrote (see letter elsewhere on this website) that “Branstad wrong for Iowa.” When H.. more »»

Vote ‘no’ on land legacy amendment

October 29, 2010 To the editor: Iowans are a common sense bunch. Toughened by harsh winters, unpredictable springs and summer floods, we have learned to do the hard work to make it through hard times. more »»

Food violators not welcome here

October 29, 2010 To the editor: The recent recall of nearly 600 million eggs originating from a north Iowa producer caused consumers to question the integrity and honor of our farm families and the... more »»



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