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Don’t let holiday lights short circuit electric safety

Thursday, December 5, 2002

From icicle lights hanging down from the roof to elaborate lawn decorations, more families are decorating with holiday lights.

Get ducts in a row: New windows, caulk will not lower heating costs

Thursday, December 5, 2002

According to one expert, buying replacement windows, caulking and weather stripping are not the best ways to lower heating costs.

Going back to school helps vets, herds

Thursday, December 5, 2002

The course is designed to teach and reinforce herd performance medicine to benefit all animals and cut back on unscheduled visits.

Make your farm safer over the winter

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Winter is an ideal time to take steps to make a farm a safer place, including checking safety devices when storing equipment away for the season.

Making manure-borne pathogens stay in place

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Grass buffer strips may be a useful tool to prevent organisms from washing into surface water from farmland runoff.

Managing income tax in drought year

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Do some preliminary income tax planning; drought options require careful thinking.

National Pork Checkoff Board approves 2003 program budget

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Plans were forwarded to the USDA for final approval.

Ohio, W.Va. weather observers earn awards

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Officials from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service will present the prestigious Thomas Jefferson and John Campanius Holm awards to some of the 11,000 volunteer cooperative weather observers.

Preserving 2002 in 2002: Pa. leads nation in preserving farms

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Pennsylvania has reached a major agricultural milestone by preserving more than 2002 Pennsylvania farms, continuing Pennsylvania’s legacy as a national leader in farmland preservation.

Protection of agricultural land

Thursday, December 5, 2002

The president of Mahoning County Farm Bureau writes that it is getting more difficult to keep the farm in the family.

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