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House passes brownfields reform bill

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation aimed at making it easier to reuse lightly contaminated industrial sites, known as brownfields.

Novel device takes over where medicinal leeches have left off

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The task of reestablishing blood flow to certain tissue has been a function relegated to leeches since the time of the ancient Egyptians.

Olde Stark Antique Faire Jan. 12-13

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Appraiser Chuck Young will have a booth to offer free appraisals during the two-day show.

Pennsylvania 4-H accepting food donations at farm show

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Donated cans, boxes and bags of nonperishable food will be used to construct a 4-H House of Food in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture exhibit.

Pennsylvania family farm transfer workshop set

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Pennsylvania Farm Link, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and USDA Risk Management will host a “Passing on the Farm” workshop on Jan. 22.

Regional meetings will explain ag easements

Thursday, January 3, 2002

How will Ohio’s new ag easement purchase program work? Find out at a statewide series of regional information sessions.

Technology can blur bottom line

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Good management thinking should use technology as a tool, not as the means to all ends.

USDA predicts milk production rebound in December ‘Outlook’

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Economic Research Service reported its dairy figures indicate November milk production was finally back at year-earlier levels.

A tart cherry a day keeps the doctor away

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Taking whole fruit capsules containing cherries has been shown to provide relief from arthritis and joint pain.

America West Archives auctions

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The summer and fall auctions brought a wide assortment of unique and historical ephemera from the American West onto the block. Autographs were the most desirable items.

Examine grain handling system now to avoid harvest delays next year

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Delays not due to mechanical breakdowns often can be avoided by matching each component in the system to the combine’s capacity.

Meetings cover federal scrapie rules

Thursday, December 27, 2001

A series of OSU sponsored meetings early in the year will clarify the USDA’s requirements for establishing sheep and goat identification systems as part of a government effort to track and eradicate scrapie.

Now is the best time to perk up houseplants

Thursday, December 27, 2001

If you didn’t repot your house plants this fall you should do it now, since most plants actually double in size every 6 to 12 months.

Penn State develops a ‘northern rain forest’ to soak up waste water

Thursday, December 27, 2001

By replacing the typical central Pennsylvania forest community of red oak, black oak, and red maple with thirstier species the university has created an area with a natural demand for waste water.

Preserving WWI veterans’ stories

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The Library of Congress and its American Folklife Center are looking for World War I veterans willing to be interviewed about their war experiences.

Program helps revitalize Lake Erie’s urban waterfronts

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Port Clinton, Lorain, Huron, Kelleys Island and some Cleveland suburbs among those benefiting from Ohio’s Coastal Management Program.

Retail grocery prices drop in last quarter

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The latest informal survey shows an 18-cent decrease on the average total cost of 16 basic grocery items from this year’s third quarter.

Senate vote pushes farm bill debate into the new year

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The 54-43 vote to end debate was just six short of the 60 votes needed to free the measure for a vote. Both political parties blamed the other for the delay.

Smithsonian Institute launches collecting Web site for children

Thursday, December 27, 2001

With the new “Smithsonian Kids: Collecting” Web site, millions more school children can experience the Smithsonian’s one-of-a-kind collections online.

Tips for employers faced with layoffs

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Employment law analyst says preparation and forethought can make the process less traumatic for everyone involved.

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