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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

In a letter to the editor, reader Barbara Finley-Shea addresses a Myron Friesen column that referred to an "election fiasco."
Brian DeVore of the Land Stewardship Project talks about whether large dairies are helping or hurting the economy.
USDA needs to shift their priorities and funding from corporate ag to decentralized farm and food industry that benefits independent family farmers, workers, eaters and our environment.
The transportation district engineer for MnDOT District 6 says programs reducing spraying near organic land aren't necessarily over for good.

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Cattle producers have always wanted to make their living by getting a fair profit in the marketplace. For that to happen, we need a fair marketplace with multiple purchasers competing for our product without collusion or lopsided consolidated control.
Several SBA programs are available to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.
Dr. Jack Billion, a retired doctor of orthopedic medicine of Sioux Falls, S.D., and retired 22 year legislator Frank Kloucek, of Scotland, S.D., who served 22 years in the South Dakota State Legislature, ask agriculture producers to stay home, but when you must go out wear face masks in all public places.
Hog producers urge officials to look into situation.
Letter to the editor says outrage over GMOs is not comparable to old outrage over tractors.
I've witnessed firsthand the effects of "community-killing agriculture," a phrase Wendell Berry coined in The Unsettling of America, published in 1977. With respect to agriculture, the 1970s was the era of "farm fencerow to fencerow," advice comi...

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This will likely be a controversial post for some. I share this criticism with honor, respect, deep humility and a yearning for equity. I was a state FFA officer and studied agricultural education; my story is wrapped in FFA and the rural Midwest...
Are you feeling stressed? Depressed? Anxious about the future? As a Montana farmer or rancher, you have a good reason for such feelings. Farming & ranching is a high-stress occupation. Volatile markets, financial risk, unpredictable weather a...
To the editor: The ethanol industry has great potential to improve agricultural communities in Minnesota, boosting the economy and helping our hardworking farmers provide for their families. Over the past five years, farm income has fallen by 46 ...

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