Elect safety net program before the March 31 deadline

Posted March 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

Editor:

The month of March is upon us and with the change of calendar comes the dawn of springtime and many decisions for Missouri farmers. And this year, these decisions include several important choices on federal safety net programs that could make a big difference for you, your family and your farm through 2018.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is urging you, and farmers and landowners across the nation, to finalize your decisions on updating crop yield histories and reallocating base acres for new safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

Updated yields and base acre reallocations could help improve your potential to recover payments

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    Homesick for ElDo

    Editor:

    My name is Timothy Hocking. I am currently incarcerated in the state of Arizona. I did however grow up in El Dorado Springs and I’m starving for the news from the little town of El Dorado Springs. But the problem I have is I am indigent so I have no money to order the newspaper. But I was hoping and praying that maybe you could help me some how, some way to receive the El Dorado Springs Sun.

    Timothy

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    Rudy was right

    Editor:

    At long last we have had a man with a recognized name and reputation tell the world the plain truth regarding Barack Obama. This is Rudy Giuliani the ex mayor of New York and Rudy put it in plain simple language where it is easy for every one to understand.

    Mr. Giuliani laid out the President’s past history in a manner that is simple to understand and straight to the point. Now we must remember that this is Rudy’s

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    Give roses while they live

    Editor:

    We enjoyed the story on Gene Lowe and would like to see more features like this, maybe about other members of the 90 club? Am sure all of them have led interesting lives and wouldn’t it be nice to pay tribute to those lives while they’re still here…

    Neale and Gayle Teague

    El Dorado Springs

    Police Action needed, at least

    Editor:

    Having Dish Network as our TV provider, we are able to record programs on the hard drive and then watch them at a more convenient time, so we record the old MASH shows and view them as we wish. For those of you who are old enough to remember the Korean War, I’m sure you remember how unprepared the United States was for a was of this type. Yes, we had been a part of the Second World War and had emerged as the number one

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    Marines surrender weapons

    Editor:

    I wonder if anyone can make any sense out of where the political events coming out of the White House are taking our country and what the final outcome will be. You believe each day that it can’t get any worse and then it does. Day by day Obama keeps dragging his feet on the problem of Iran and their nuclear program for we know despite their denial that their ultimate intention is to have nuclear weapons for the total destruction of Israel and the United

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    Notice to all citizens in Cedar County

    Editor:

    I am sending out a Notice to all citizens in Cedar County. You have an opportunity to help one of your senior neighbors that are trying to live independently at home for as long as they can instead of living in a nursing home where tax payers will be paying the bill. At the same time that you volunteer small amounts of your time to help a senior it will make you feel good about helping someone in need.

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    My opinion

    Editor:

    Please go back in time to when Ben Franklin wanted to make our national bird, the turkey. Of course, they voted him down and made it the Bald Eagle.

    Good choice because it seems turkeys are in Congress. I am reminded of when turkeys were raised on the range. The turkeys gathered around metal feeders. They gave no notice to what they spilled out of their beaks because the farmer refilled the feeders as needed.

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    Let’s raise taxes

    Editor:

    I read an article titled “Commission Approves County Budget for 2015” on page 2A of the Feb. 4, 2015 edition of the Cedar County Republican.

    In the article Mr. Don Boultinghouse, northern commissioner, stated that “Costs are still going up and revenue is not.” Costs have always gone up and tax revenue has not because the Commission, now and in the past, has adhered to the bankrupt idea of “No new taxes, we’ll work with what we got”. It

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    The Rock Wall

    We can thank the Lord for lots of things – one of them that we are not in the Northeast. Or that the Northeast weather is not here…yet. We all know that it will come our turn again.

    - I’m waiting for the riots to start in Springfield and here over the shooting of law enforcement officers. Where is the “We have a scheme” duo?

    - Just got a news item this week on the success of one of our former summer interns, Stacy Jones, now Dr. Stacy

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