❝ Rick Friday has been giving farmers a voice and a laugh every Friday for two decades through his cartoons in Farm News…
❝ I am no longer the Editorial Cartoonist for Farm News due to the attached cartoon…
Apparently a large company affiliated with one of the corporations mentioned in the cartoon was insulted and cancelled their advertisement with the paper, thus, resulting in the reprimand of my editor and cancellation of its Friday cartoons after 21 years of service and over 1,090 published cartoons to over 24,000 households per week in 33 counties of Iowa.
“I did my research and only submitted the facts in my cartoon.
“That’s okay, hopefully my children and my grandchildren will see that this last cartoon published by Farm News out of Fort Dodge, Iowa, will shine light on how fragile our rights to free speech and free press really are in the country.”
Farm News apparently has the courage of an overripe squash when it comes to standing up for farmers, journalists, cartoonists against corporate barons.