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Greenfield Village’s Celebration of Emancipation, Aug. 4-5

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn will offer a weekend of African-Americation culture and traditions in celebration of the spirit of freedom.

Law changes for children’s passports

Thursday, August 2, 2001

In the attempt to lessen the chance of abduction, the U.S. now requires both parents’ consent to obtain passports and visas for overseas travel of children under 14.

Little known virus carried by bean leaf beetles causing new soybean losses

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The bean pod mottle virus, seen throughout the Midwest last year, is a little-known virus spread by a familiar insect – the bean leaf beetle. It causes reduction in seed quality and yield.

Memories of war reunite rescuer, doctor

Thursday, August 2, 2001

A chance meeting has brought together two men who met for the first time 18 years ago when one was evacuating the other from the Island of Granada.

ODA eases import curbs on bovine TB

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Ohio Department of Agriculture rule has been amended to allow herds that have tested negative for tuberculosis within 12 months to enter the state. The original rule required herds to be free of the disease within six months prior to entry.

Ohio OKs money to buy Beaver Creek easements

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Little Beaver Creek Nature Preserve will buy 1,350 acreas in Columbiana County.

Ohio soybeans are dry, but crop could recover

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Seventy percent of the soybean crop has bloomed and 20 percent of the plants are setting pods. With timely rain the poor condition of the crop could recover.

Pa. feeder calf pool auction ups prices for small producers

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Calves consigned to the pool are vaccinated, weaned, wormed, and graded. They are then sorted into lots, and sold in late September. Consignment forms are due.

Piccolo pain: The perils of band life

Thursday, August 2, 2001

There are about 25-30 common injuries that can occur to members of a marching band, and one of the most dangerous instruments to play is the piccolo.

Religion may lower blood pressure

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Even when controlling for variables such as age and body mass index – two risk factors for high blood pressure – among African-Americans, those reporting higher levels of religious coping had lower blood pressure.

Spider mites attacking soybean fields, creating double whammy

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Dry weather is bringing two-spotted spider mites are moving into northeast Ohio fields. Some fields with areas of large egg populations are about ready to have the population explode.

Wheat acres fall while yields increase

Thursday, August 2, 2001

While yields per acre are up, production is down, primarily because most farmers can no longer afford to grow wheat.

Ag e-commerce is a tricky business

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The online world of agricultural e-commerce has seen major changes in the past months as the dot-coms look for how to best add value for farmers and suppliers.

Barn Again program stresses restoration value and methods

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Geauga County’s Barn Again program will hold a two-day workshop Sept. 28-29 in Burton to provide information and ideas about preserving and restoring old barns, sugar houses, and other historic farm structures.

Barn ventilation progress keeps cows cooler

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Cornell University agricultural engineers have combined the latest technology in keeping cows cool in commercial barns using three tools not previously combined: a time-integrated variable environment controller, tunnel ventilation and an evaporative cooling process.

Correction

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Two errors appeared in the July 19 Farm and Dairy story on the Trumbull County Fair Junior Livestock Sale.

Courts to rule on checkoffs legality

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The Livestock Marketing Association is amending its initial complaint seeking a beef checkoff referendum to ask a federal district court whether the checkoff is unconstitutional. The National Pork Producers Council has asked the same question.

Economist: Read my lips – flat tax is saves U.S. farmers more money

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A Purdue University agricultural economist estimates a tax savings of more than $5,000 for many producers if Congress adopted a 20 percent federal flat tax.

EPA will review TMDL rule

Thursday, July 26, 2001

On July 16, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman filed a motion in the District of Columbia Circuit Court asking the court to hold action on the lawsuits over the rule for 18 months so the agency could revise the rule.

Farm bill proposal retains flexibility

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A draft farm bill proposal by the U.S. House of Representatives retains a mix of popular features from the current farm bill, brings back features from the previous farm bill, and adds counter-cyclical payments to help farmers in times of low commodity prices.

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