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.
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."
October 10, 2010 |
The gig: Sharon Allen guides the strategy and overall direction of Deloitte, one of the country's big four accounting firms, in the position of board chairman ? a title she prefers to "chairwoman. " The 58-year-old executive spends 75% of the year flying around the country and the world, advising key clients and maintaining the company's visibility. With 37 years at the firm under her belt, she's a business veteran and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the big four. She also sits on the global board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
November 16, 2006
Re "Judge to OK sludge transfer," Nov. 14 Sewer sludge contains toxics and heavy metals, some of which are carcinogenic. Kern County is doing the right thing in fighting against dumping Los Angeles sludge on farm fields near Bakersfield. In the 1960s, a cluster of a certain cancer occurred among the San Francisco 49ers football team. It was traced to a fertilizer put on a practice field. In Minnesota, sewer sludge put on fields owned by a large agribusiness contaminated a neighboring farm through wind erosion.
June 3, 2010
1910: Born the third of six children to Joshua and Roxie Wooden on Oct. 14, in Hall, Ind. His father, a rural mail carrier, takes care of the family farm, which has no running water or electricity. Like many farm families, the Woodens go bankrupt and lose their farm, shortly after moving to Martinsville, Ind. 1924-28: Wooden is a star athlete at Martinsville High. A four-year letterwinner, he leads his team to the state championship in 1927 and is runner-up twice (1926 and 1928)
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.