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May 2011 Archive for AgDay Inbox

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Lindsay Hill Memorial

May 27, 2011

Lindsay Hill Memorial Fund:

Those wishing to make contributions in Lindsay’s memory may do so to:

The Lindsay Hill Memorial Fund at The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221.

What a Day!

May 11, 2011


This has been our spring in Northeastern Oregon this year.  Getting stuck has been a regular occurrence on our farm and in our area with other farmers.  Like the rest of the country it has been wet, slow, and not sure when we will get done.  It took two days, a big tractor and a John Deere track hoe to get this 4410 Case sprayer unstuck.  Can't wait for sun and warm weather!!!
Colby Johnson
Northeastern Oregon

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Biting the Hand that Feeds Us?

May 09, 2011

   I wanted to know what can other farmers and their families do for these farmers whose lives and livelihoods were sacrificed in order to save others more important? Does no one understand how devastating this will be to the economy of these communities and the economy of this nation? This impacts everything from oil to banks to food and the list goes on. These farmers spend combined millions, perhaps billions of dollars each year in order to make a living. A farmer produces one crop a year for his paycheck. How shortsighted can this government be? Just when our economy needs the input of dollars, they have taken out billions! This should be extremely upsetting to every farmer to see how unimportant he is to the very people he feeds. It's never a good idea to bite the hand that feeds you. Thank you.

Laura Lair - New Boston, IL

Farmland vs. Downtown - The Flooding Debate

May 05, 2011


#1: As I watched your report on the flooding in Missouri it took me back to 1993 and losing our home to the floodwaters of the Mississippi. Our entire small town was flooded and misplaced. It happened -- it was a chance we took living there and something that takes years to recover from. I do not see how the Corps of Engineers justifies sacrificing one area of people's homes and land to save another area. We cannot and should not try to control the river. Now I also hear the areas that the floodwaters will consume have cemeteries in them. Not sure why a cemetery was ever started in a floodplain, but to intentionally destroy one is outrageous.

Marsha Taylor
Payson, Ill.
#2:  I live in the Western Kentucky area, which is a neighbor to Cairo. My parents live in a flood-prone area and have known this since the day they built. It was a risk they knew about before they built their home. They do not qualify for flood insurance. Unlike the farmers, the USDA/government is not offering them a settlement -- regardless of their loss. Farmers do have a tough time, no one is arguing that fact. But they have known that their fields are in a flood area. I can't believe that they are taking this to a higher court. Ground? Lives? I don't understand the thought process of anyone who would rather save some dirt over human lives! Compensation is due to the farmers, but what compensation do these families have that have lost their homes? I am just heartbroken to hear they are going to take the Corps of Engineers to court...How selfish!
Penny Cummins
Paducan, Ky.




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