Archive | February, 2010

This Week's Column: There's No Sugar in Hawaii

This Week’s Column: There’s No Sugar in Hawaii

As I write this, I’m sitting on a lanai (that’s balcony or porch in Hawaiian) overlooking the Pacific Ocean lapping the shores of Maui. On the third island of ABN Radio’s first “Island Agventure,” our group of two-dozen farmers (including two farm broadcasters) is nearing the end of our Hawaiian agricultural excursion. Studying the agriculture […]

This Week's Column: Climategate

This Week’s Column: Climategate

Editor’s Note: Click here for some great comments on this week’s column from readers of the Hillsboro Times-Gazette. Little more than a year since Nobel Laureate Al Gore was feted with both Stockholm’s and Hollywood’s highest honors for his “Inconvenient Truth” than the wheels started coming off the global warming wagon. Far from what we’d […]

Rules for Radicals and the "Humane Society"

Rules for Radicals and the “Humane Society”

The legendary military philosopher Sun-Tzu often remarked that if you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. Ohio voters won the first of many battles with radical animal rights activist organization HSUS last fall in the passage of State Issue 2. HSUS announced late last month […]

More On HSUS As Lobbying/Investor Organization

More On HSUS As Lobbying/Investor Organization

No regular reader here is unaware that the “Humane Society” of the United States, HSUS, purports itself to be an animal care organization akin to your local animal shelter, but in reality is a “sophisticated political organization.” HSUS’ CEO Wayne Pacelle today also shares his belief that HSUS is a highly successful lobbying organization, as […]

This Week's Column: Congress Writes the Budget, Not the President

This Week’s Column: Congress Writes the Budget, Not the President

On Monday, President Obama delivered his budget proposal to Congress. That document, a $3.8 trillion dollar proposal, is purported by the administration as a plan to create jobs and cut deficits. Agricultural interests, however, are none too impressed with the plan’s treatment of our nation’s most essential industry. Groups ranging from the National Farmers Union […]

HSUS Is Back To End Livestock Farming in Ohio

HSUS Is Back To End Livestock Farming in Ohio

It was only a matter of time, and the time was today. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a self-declared “sophisticated political organization,” submitted a petition to Ohio’s Attorney General in support of placing an anti-cruelty measure on the statewide November ballot. The proposed measure would allow voters to require the Ohio Livestock […]