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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 »»


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 »»


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 »»


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 »»

What’s best for sows?

December 11, 2015 To the editor, David Kruse confronted pen gestation versus gestation crates in his Nov 20 article, “The expense of PC food. more »»

Thank you

December 11, 2015 To the editor, On Nov. 30, the Environmental Protection Agency finally announced the long-awaited Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016. more »»

Guest column

December 4, 2015 By JOHN SCOTT President, Farmers Cooperative Co and SUE TRONCHETTI Chairwoman, West Central Cooperative Making the decision to buy more ground is likely the most difficult cost-versus-benefit... more »»


November 24, 2015 Iowans diligently working to improve nutrient management and water quality can gain valuable perspectives on the topic by assessing similar efforts in other states. more »»

Guest column

November 20, 2015 People today are talking more about, and taking a greater interest in, how their food is produced. But they’re also a bit confused about the role of antibiotics in meat productio. more »»

Time for Grassley to step down?

November 20, 2015 To the editor, I hesitated about writing this column criticizing the “icon of Iowa politics,” because he has been a hero to conservative Republicans like myself. more »»


November 18, 2015 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. more »»

Co-op mergers should stop

November 13, 2015 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. more »»

Letters from readers

September 18, 2015 Attacking PC, HSUS, O To the editor, The editorial in the Sept. more »»

Letters from readers

August 7, 2015 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 industr. more »»

Letters from readers

August 7, 2015 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... more »»



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