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June 2009 Archive for AgDay Inbox

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Comments, questions, opinions...this is your chance to speak out regarding anything and everything reported on AgDay. Viewer feedback updated regularly.

Stream Management

Jun 19, 2009
Agday folks,
    I do watch your programs quite often and find them very informative, particularly in the areas of the country that I am not a part of. Although I don't farm, I do have contact with many people that do, including family members.
    Regarding the streams, your report weighed heavily on the regulatory part, but my concern is in the way the streams and associated flood plains are be managed or for that matter "not". What I have been seeing is a take over of these areas by invasive woods, namely buckthorn and box elder. This situation is causing existing channels to both widen and deepen and concentrating most of the flowage in it. Downstream communities are being more frequently impacted by the floodings. Water quality is also impacted more because of a lack of filtration normally provided and the increased soil loss from eroding stream banks.
    Your interviewed people suggested that the local government can readily handle this situation, but most of them only administer the state or federal programs that have been given them. They are not the technical experts. The streams and the associated riparian flood plains do not follow the political boundaries. Needed to manage these areas include hydrologist and the various scientist to plan and assist in applying the need practices.
   Needed to manage these areas is a "partnership" of all interested or concerned people usually within a given watershed. This partnership would include both the state federal government. We need to have all of our heads together, particularly if we are going to address the hypoxia issue. We also need an alternate crop and that may have to include the perennial  grasses that once existed in those areas. Now we just may have a market for them also.  
George Poch

A Question, A Comment, A Request

Jun 18, 2009

    I need the website for the farrier that was on the Monday morning show...his name was www.bob????  - I missed the rest  so what is his name??? 
   Also, you need to have a pamphlet made so we can understand the special sessions that you have with Mr. Gold and all others so we can understand what they are talking about when they talk about ie; downside, upside, old crop, new crop, burn something.; etc...  I watch your show every morning and the ag industry I think runs the country... or we will starve.  Let me know where I can purchase such a book or pamphlet to learn the trade.  I have relations of my wife's side that farm 18,000 acres and would like to talk with them as if I knew something about the farmer.
Ron Thompson
P.S. - Great show... be watching you every day and Saturday morning...

Editor's Note:  The web site Ron was looking for is  ttp://

Viewer: The Evils of GMOs + Response

Jun 04, 2009
*Letter #1:
   As a nutritionist I watch your show to see the trends and am dismayed when I realize you are just a patsy for the corporate seed  thieves. I could go on and on but they have no right to destroy what God has given the world so they can make millions, then cause starvation in the process. See the documentary film THE FUTURE OF FOOD. As an example, they had no right to destroy all the ancient wheat varieties in Iraq and give/SELL them back 4 of their choosing that those people don't even use! Another issue is that they are destroying our health n the process. I will spread the word as far and wide as I can against the corporations involved in GMO.                 
Diane Schrum  from IL

*Letter #2: 
   I don't see what the big deal is with BT crops. I think that anyway to help the farmer out by making it easier to grow and manage the crop is a good idea. There is nothing wrong with the grain -- it is still a normal crop. People just need to realize the true facts about BT crops and that there is nothing wrong with it.
Trent Miller 
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