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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 »»


September 3, 2010 To the editor; Periodically, my two favorite columnists have to be called to repudiate some stupid or incorrect statements in their their column. more »»

Scare tactics

August 20, 2010 To the editor; The “gassers” are mixing greenhouse gas with snake oil and calling it global warming. 67 years ago, I signed as a naval aviation cadet. more »»

Illegal means illegal

August 13, 2010 To the editor: Some situations we get into are difficult; others just seem that way. David Kruse seemed quite befuddled over the problem of immigration (July 30 issue). more »»

Do the right thing for our lakes

August 6, 2010 To the editor: The Department of Natural Resources was scheduled to convene one more public hearing, Thursday night at 7 p.m. more »»

Our own worst enemies

June 18, 2010 To the editor; Recently, in discussing wasteful government spending, I posited that we’ve forgotten the humble Christian principles that made us the world’s most successful businessmen. more »»

Government masters

June 18, 2010 To the editor; Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has been honored with the Special Congressional Appreciation Award by the Small Business Council of Americ. more »»

Killing American jobs

May 14, 2010 Every day for the past week on the news, my family has watched TV reporters attempt to communicate to the world exactly how many barrels of oil are leaking into waters off the Louisiana shore with n... more »»

It’s ridiculous

April 30, 2010 To the editor, I just read your April 9 article on the USDA regulations for meat plants last night and I think it is totally ridiculous. more »»

A downright lie

April 23, 2010 To the editor, What’s the difference between a letter to the editor and a guest column? The March 26 guest column of Brad Wilson, from the National Family Farm Coalition, answers this... more »»



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