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Second ag easement donated to ODA

Thursday, January 4, 2001

Virgil Hudson donated an agricultural easement on his 100-acre Auglaize County farm to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Western Reserve Historical Society honors Dr. King

Thursday, January 4, 2001

The Western Reserve Historical Society remembers the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two special events, Jan. 14-15.

86 Square a next step in science of genetics

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Texas A&M University has successfully cloned an exact copy of Bull 86, a pregenitor found resistant to most cattle disease.

Ann Veneman first woman secretary of agriculture

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Former deputy secretary of USDA from 1991 to 1993, Ann Veneman, has been appointed by President-elect George W. Bush as the nation’s 27th secretary of agriculture.

Arts center to host comic book exhibit

Thursday, December 28, 2000

The Ashtabula Arts Center will host an exhibit of original comic book art by acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell. from Jan. 5 through Feb. 28.

Biography series features those over 100 years old

Thursday, December 28, 2000

New PBS series is holding a casting call of centernarians to have their stories told on The Living Century, a new series that premiered in December.

Final organic product standards released

Thursday, December 28, 2000

After months of work and 300,000 public comments, USDA has released national standards for organically grown products.

From papyri pages to the King James

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Bible texts from the 1st century through the Kings James version of 1611 showcase some of the milestones of its earliest history on exhibit at the University of Michigan.

Funding available to eligible Pa. farmers

Thursday, December 28, 2000

The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Plan Grant Implementation Program is accepting applications until Dec. 29.

Heat with propane or shelled corn?

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Dennis Buffington, professor of agricultural at Penn State, studies when to consider heating by burning corn.

Pork checkoff ballots reviewed

Thursday, December 28, 2000

USDA announced last week that 2,000 pork checkoff referendum ballots initially declared invalid will be reviewed again at the county level to determine whether they can be counted.

Tractor certification course offered in Medina County

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Medina County 4-H will present a six-class tractor certification course Jan. 13 through Feb. 17for those 14-16 who will be operating a tractor over 20-horse power.

USDA confirms dairy market loss payments

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Recently approved Dairy Market Loss Assistance Payments will be made starting this week.

Beaver Co. ag preservation board accepting applications

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Beaver County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for potential ag conservation easements.

Book covers conservation easements

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced an authoritative guide for landowners considering the sale of conservation easements on their land.

Buying used farm machinery is risky

Thursday, December 21, 2000

If you need machinery and have some dollars to spend, there may be some tax advantages to buying before the end of the year. But beware when buying used farm equipment – don’t buy based on a new coat of paint.

Christian farm group is on a mission

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Fellowship of Christian Farmers invites farmers for short-term work mission opportunities in 2001 to Mexico, Albania, India and Romania.

Discover a whole new world at speaker series

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Spend your Friday evenings this winter with an intriguing lineup of speakers from around the country in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s speaker series.

Gov. Taft signs bill to toughen livestock environmental regs

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The new law transfers the livestock waste permitting program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Hog report a step in right direction

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The USDA’s new monthly hog reports will provide estimates of sow and gilt inventories, the number of sows and gilts farrowed, and the number of sows and gilts bred, in addition to monthly pig crop estimates.

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