Letters to the Editor

Smith is irresponsible

    In a recent missive from Representative Jason Smith entitled “The Wrong Way” he lists facts that are mostly wrong. It is correct that America is a nation of immigrants, ask any of the First Nation Peoples. The statement “to enter our country the right way – legally and by swearing an oath to our Constitution” is wrong.

We’re not in Russia

    I know I should be spending this rare spare moment to write about the subjects on which I try to focus: Integrated Pest Management and the irrational chemical dependency of modern agriculture and pest control. But, I find myself once again distracted by the news, and I feel the need to address another issue in the mainstream media.

Fooling the taxpayer

    Imagine a statute that allowed a person to be criminally tried, convicted and punished for driving under the influence, and upon release from imprisonment that same person could then be civilly tried and civilly committed under the same set of facts of the previous crimes in which they were imprisoned.

New water rule helps Missouri farmers

    Missouri’s farmers and ranchers may soon have clear rules about how to protect our waterways. On December 11, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new Clean Water Rule that would fix many of the problems created by the Obama administration’s 2015 “WOTUS Rule” power grab.