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Additional Ohio counties eligible for emergency aid through USDA

Thursday, October 3, 2002

In a continued effort to expedite emergency disaster declarations in areas hit hard by adverse weather conditions, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced Sept. 27 that additional counties are agricultural disaster areas.

Article reflected outdated woodland thinking

Thursday, October 3, 2002

An Indiana reader objects to recent article that pushed pasture over forestland.

Counter-cyclical payment rates released

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The sign-up period began Oct. 1 for the USDA’s counter-cyclical program payment rates for 2002-crop wheat, feed grains.

Farmers get break with tax law change

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Farmers who purchase tractors or other equipment, livestock, or vehicles or who decide to invest in new farm buildings this year may be able to take an additional 30 percent first year depreciation deduction on their taxes for 2002.

Furniture to dolls: Antique appraisals Oct. 9 in Navarre

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The Navarre-Bethlehem Township Historical Society will host an antiques appraisal day Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grain handler database now updated for this harvest

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The American Seed Trade Association has updated its database of grain handlers accepting biotech corn approved in the United States but not yet approved for import into the European Union.

Guggisberg Cheese wins grand champion honor

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Guggisberg Cheese Company of Charm, Ohio, squeaked into first place to win the overall grand champion cheesemaker honor for 2002.

It’s not getting drier, we’re just using more water than we get

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The amount of precipitation received in Pennsylvania has actually increased 10 percent in the past century.

It’s time to look for Northern Lights

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Autumn produces a surplus of geomagnetic storms – almost twice the annual average – and that means there’s lots of excitement in the night sky.

Museum association offers workshops on preserving historic resources

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will hold workshops on preserving community historic resources across the state in October.

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