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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 »»

Letters from readers

May 29, 2015 To the editor, The article written about my involvement on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board in your May18 edition did not fully recognize the depth and extent of the Beef Checkoff Program oversight and... more »»

Letters from readers

May 22, 2015 To the editor, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, and Rep. G. K. more »»

Letters from readers

May 22, 2015 To the editor, The state’s egg and poultry farmers want to thank Iowa Department of Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, along with state and local elected leaders, for their continued advocacy for... more »»

Letter from reader

April 3, 2015 To the editor, It is with no small amount of disgust that I read the articles and hear the radio ads promoting lawsuits against Syngenta for selling their fully legal corn trai. more »»

Colonoscopies, then and now

February 27, 2015 To the editor, The article by County Agent Guy (Jan. 16 issue) of Farm News, “The colonoscopy” was quite funny, especially to those of us who routinely endure this procedure. more »»

Silent leadership is unacceptable

January 16, 2015 To the editor, I’m a long time Iowa Farm Bureau member and active at the local level because this organization, I felt, had the most potential and power to protect the rights of individual farmers. more »»



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