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AFBF declares farmers want results, not partisanship

Thursday, January 10, 2002

At a news conference opening AFBF’s 2002 annual meeting, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said he believes farmers and ranchers in this country don’t care who wins or loses partisan battles related to the farm bill, but are united in the fact “they want results.”

Antique show, sale to feature dealers from three states

Thursday, January 10, 2002

The annual Antiques Sale and Show at Avalon Inn and Resort will be Jan. 25-27.

Charting the peaks and troughs: Learning from recession realities

Thursday, January 10, 2002

No one was sure if there was a recession until the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that, not only is this a recession, but it started last March. But who are they?

Food-borne pathogens control through manure management

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Ohio State University and North Carolina State University researchers have received a 4-year, $2.4 million USDA grant to study zoonotic organisms in manure, and what happens to them when animal diets are changed or when manure is subjected to various waste management treatments.

Forage conference set in Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 10, 2002

The 2002 Pennsylvania Grazing and Forage Conference will be March 6-7 with Charlie Opitz, a 1,200 cow dairy grazer from Mineral Point, Wis., as featured speaker.

Greensburg inn to host antique show Jan. 18-20

Thursday, January 10, 2002

The 99th Greensburg Antiques Show will include 50 exhibitors from 9 states.

Learn about the hobby of making maple syrup

Thursday, January 10, 2002

A program on Hobby Maple Syrup Production will be held Jan. 29 in Tuscarawas County.

Mahoning 4-H observes 100th anniversary with 4-H open house

Thursday, January 10, 2002

A 4-H open house will be held Jan. 15 at the Mahoning County Extension office.

Milk support prices, annual loan rates unchanged for now

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Last fall’s ag appropriations act extends the Milk Price Support Program through May 31, 2002, at the 2001 milk support price of $9.90 per hundredweight.

NFU’s Swenson not seeking reelection

Thursday, January 10, 2002

After 14 years as president of the National Farmers Union, Leland Swenson has decided to step down.

Ohio Coin Expo rolls into Ohio in February

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Ohio’s Largest Coin Show, will be held Feb. 8-10 at the Holiday Inn

in Strongsville.

Ohio rural communities receive $265 million through USDA program

Thursday, January 10, 2002

During 2001 the Ohio USDA Rural Development office’s housing program alone completed loans to 2,055 families totaling more than $143 million.

OSU polar scientist Ian Whillans commemorated: Antarctic ice stream named in his honor.

Thursday, January 10, 2002

In a rare renaming of a glacial feature, the Advisory Committee for Antarctic Names has designated Ice Stream B in the western portion of Antarctica as the Whillans Ice Stream in honor of the late glaciologist.

Penn State sets Christmas tree management short course

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences’ department of horticulture, the course is designed to help Christmas tree growers adopt the latest production and management practices.

Second round of Pymatuning/Shenango watershed forums scheduled

Thursday, January 10, 2002

The watershed plan is ready for review, and public meetings will be held Jan. 22 at the Kinsman Public Library and Jan. 24 at the Mercer County Extension Office.

Some tax laws change for 2002

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Lower personal income tax rates are the cheeriest news, along with

higher contribution limits on retirement plans and more breaks for

those educating their children.

Windows into heaven

Thursday, January 10, 2002

“Heaven on Earth: The Holy Art of Imperial Russia” an exhibition that traces the history and artistic development of the Russian icon, will be on exhibit in Columbus from Jan. 11 through Feb. 10.

A cartel by any other name …

Thursday, January 3, 2002

A Huntington, Ohio, reader expresses his feelings on the idea of “dairy cartels.”

Consumers remain confident beef is safe, disease-free

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Despite a general awareness of Mad Cow Disease, 89 percent of consumers are not concerned about the beef they buy.

Dates set for 2002 Ohio Beef Expo

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The March 15-17 event will add breed shows and sales and features an expanded trade show.

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