Letters to the Editor

Meat processors getting support

    If you recently bought meat from a local farmer, you are not alone. Over the past 22 months, millions of Americans quit overpaying at the grocery store and began buying food grown closer to home. This is good news for local livestock producers and the independent meat lockers they partner with.

One year later

    “Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak you mind—even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants. And do your homework.” - Maggie Kuhn
    The words within this quote embody who I strive to be.

Collaboration is key

    With the Biden administration focused on addressing climate change, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced plans for the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative.

Free speech should be free

    One of the great rights we have in this country is free speech. Anyone who visits China and tries to offer an opinion contrary to the official line would be arrested and put in jail. On the other hand we are blessed with a constitution that guarantees freedom of expression.