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So much for the American Dream

January 9, 2015 Growing up, we believe most kids were taught if you worked hard, you could live the American Dream of owning your own place and make a good living. more »»

Crop insurance subsidy? Ridiculous

December 26, 2014 To the editor, In Alan Guebert’s (Dec. more »»

Just say, ‘no’ to pipeline

December 26, 2014 To the editor: Opposition has been mounting against the pipeline across Iowa that will carry fracked oil southeast to Illinois and then to the Gulf Coast. more »»


December 19, 2014 Iowans might ask the question, how will they lose if the Rock Island Clean Lines project gets approved by the Iowa Utilities Board? Well, here are a few things that will affect the landowner and... more »»

Wind energy cannot compete

October 10, 2014 To the editor, The Sep. more »»

Exporting Iowa’s wind energy

September 26, 2014 To the editor, As a former Iowa Farm Bureau president, and a lifelong dairy farmer, I understand that being a steward for the environment is a top priority for farmers. more »»

Damaging publicity?

September 12, 2014 To the editor, Recently Farm News has reported (Aug. 29 issue) the expectation of bin-busting corn and soybean crops for 2014. more »»

RICL arguments misleading

September 12, 2014 To the editor, Is the Rock Island Clean Line trying to fool people into believing their transmission line project is needed in Iowa? This line will do nothing for Iowa’s infrastructure or energy... more »»

Bowing at the altar of clean energy

September 5, 2014 To the editor, Doug Jones is a manager for Rock Island Clean Lines and in his Au. more »»

RICL responds

August 29, 2014 To the editor, As a manager with the Rock Island Clean Line, I feel it is imperative that folks are accurately informed about the benefits and impacts of our project. more »»

Out of control

August 13, 2014 To the editor, Eminent domain is out of control in this country. It was intended to be used by governing bodies for the construction of public projects for the benefit of many people. more »»

Opposes RICL

July 18, 2014 To the editor, Thank you to David Kruse (column in July 11 issue) for stating his problems with the Rock Island Clean Lin. more »»

PRIA still fighting

July 16, 2014 To the editor, It was quite refreshing to read David Kruse’s July11 column, “RICL’s intransigence,” in Farm News. more »»

Give back?

June 27, 2014 To the editor, Recently, Craig Lang, former Iowa Farm Bureau Federation president and member of the Iowa Board of Regents, wrote an editorial in The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier and the Des Moines... more »»

Trade agreements are restrictive

May 28, 2014 To the Editor, In David Kruse’s column, (May 23 issue in Farm News) he is correct when he states, “Trade makes us stronger. more »»

Supports Sam Clovis

May 28, 2014 To the editor, Iowa’s motto is “Our liberties we prize and our rights we maintain.” One way to ensure that is electing the right person next November. It begins with the primary on June . more »»

File objections to RICL’s project

May 23, 2014 To the editor, This is in response to the April 25 letter from Beth Conley, manager of Rock Island Clean Line. I am president of a family farm corporation that farms 1,120 acres. more »»

RICL easements are forever

May 2, 2014 To the editor: I am an affected landowner and also on the board of The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance. more »»

RICL offers insights into its project

April 25, 2014 Iowa is home to some of the best wind energy resources in the nation and has been building a manufacturing and educational foundation to foster the growth of all aspects of the wind energy indust. more »»

Thank you

April 18, 2014 To the editor, I just read the articles in the April 4 edition of Farm News entitled “PRIA’s Mission: Stop RICL” and the editorial “Let’s Slow Down on RIC. more »»



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