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BUSINESS
May 24, 1989
Deere & Co.: The Moline, Ill., company said second-quarter profit climbed 51% to $130.5 million. Sales rose 15% to $1.67 billion. The farm equipment maker cited signs of recovery in the farm economy for the gains. It added that production was higher worldwide and there was less price discounting.
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OPINION
July 1, 2008
Re "He's digging 'Farm,' " June 26 I read with interest that Barack Obama likes the Bob Dylan song "Maggie's Farm." May I suggest a Dylan lyric for John McCain to consider: "How many deaths will it take 'till he knows that too many people have died?" L. John Ernst Chatsworth
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1987
Your editorial (April 15), "Leaky Water Law," while containing some misconceptions, is well captioned. If the intent of the Reclamation Reform Act was, as you contend, to limit the eligibility of all farm operations to no more than 960 acres, then the law is truly leaky. The new law does set some limitations but leaves many farm ownership and management practices unrestricted. Your editorial notes that the law raised the entitlement limit for low-cost water to 960 acres in order to recognize reality without penalizing the "true family farm."
BUSINESS
August 23, 1985
The Los Angeles-based division is being sold to a company headed by R. L. Young, an executive vice president of the division. Terms of the sale were not announced. The division produces animal and poultry feed and is one of the largest farm supply businesses in the nation. The milling division has about 950 workers and has facilities in Fresno and Stockton; Fort Lupton, Colo.; Tampa, Fla.; Chamblee, Ga.; Honolulu; Kansas City, Kan.; Sanford, N.C.; Portland, Ore.; Tacoma, Wash., and Chilton,
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1997
Re "Pierce Must Balance Saving Its Past and Facing Its Future" Oct. 19. Even though I drive by Pierce College on a weekly basis, I had never paid much attention to the farm. I can say, though, that the land is not too attractive [and] seems out of place, with cars zooming by on Victory Boulevard. Neighbors may complain that they would rather have a farm [near] their homes than another mini-mall crowded with people, but will they put money and effort into keeping the farm as it is?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1998
Re "Plans for Pierce Land Offered," Nov 18. What happened to the truth, the plain simple truth? Pierce College's land-use plan is not an attempt to destroy wild habitat or natural surroundings. On the contrary, it is an attempt to preserve it. Better known as the Multipurpose Academic Project (MAP), the plan to develop Pierce's open land is an act of dual preservation. Not only would the college be salvaged, but the farm and agriculture department would be far better preserved for future generations than it stands now. The MAP proposes not to destroy open land, but to allow it to flourish by revamping the agricultural department.
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