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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 »»

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 »»



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