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Letters from readers

June 30, 2017 To the editor: The ever-snarky Alan Guebert was at his absolute best (worst) in his response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris treaty on global climate chang. more »»

Letter to the Editor

June 16, 2017 To the editor: The Iowa Farm Bureau, the Iowa Soybean Association and the Iowa Corn Growers all have a policy against giving power of Eminent Domain to private for profit companies, against private... more »»

Letter to the Editor

June 1, 2017 To the editor: The April 21st edition of Farm News featured two letters written by Iowa CCI members Rosie Partridge and Larry Ginter. more »»

Are you on track?

May 5, 2017 By Steve Suther Biology says it takes two years from the day you breed cows till their calves can be harvested for beef or join the breeding herd to calve as two-year-olds. more »»

Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2017 To the editor: Counties across Iowa are taking a stand on factory farms. More and more boards of supervisors are calling for a factory farm moratoriu. more »»

Letter to the Editor

April 20, 2017 To the editor: I certainly enjoyed the March 10th letter titled Inept by Mr. Bob Uetz regarding climate change because he employed both subliminal humorous sarcasm and critical thinking. more »»

Bothered by cartoon, letter

March 17, 2017 To the editor, Concerning the March 10 cartoon by Rick Friday and the letter to the editor by Bob Uetz, titled “Inept,” I must comment. more »»


March 8, 2017 To the editor, Even with 25 years of experience as a teacher, evaluating and providing feedback on student essays, Fritz Groszkruger’s letter (March 3) was so inept it left me wondering where on... more »»

Questions climate change data

March 3, 2017 To the editor, It is great to see a civil discussion of global warming, climate change, or the weather. Take your pick. more »»

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 »»


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 »»



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