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West Nile confirmed in 68 Ohio counties, 352 horses

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Ohio state lab results have confirmed a total of 352 cases of West Nile virus infection in Ohio horses covering 68 counties.

Attention Civil War buffs: Two Morgan’s Raid tours Oct. 12

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Two Morgan’s Raid Tours – following the path of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his men through Carroll County, Ohio – will bring the events of July 26, 1863, to life.

Wayne Co. sets $51-a-pound record for champion market lamb auction

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Kirstie Dravenstott’s 138-pound market Iamb received a new record bid of $51 per pound during the Wayne County Junior Fair Livestock Auction.

At the Farm Science Review: Small is BIG

Thursday, September 26, 2002

This year’s Farm Science Review, Sept. 17-19, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, featured the obligatory huge combines and track tractors, but it was obvious from a stroll around the grounds, that small is big – and getting bigger.

Auctioneer’s license revoked

Thursday, September 26, 2002

The Ohio Department of Agriculture revoked the auctioneer’s license of Dennis D. Osburn of Vienna, W.Va., after finding an investigation showed he kept thousands of dollars from an auction that did not belong to him.

Farm Aid 2002: Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be farmers

Thursday, September 26, 2002

There’s more to Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid agenda than just helping “family farmers,” as Editor Susan Crowell suggests in her commentary this week.

Fall foliage shows effects of drought

Thursday, September 26, 2002

This year’s drought – the latest in a four-year span of sharply lower-than-normal precipitation – might be the mother of all foliage-foiling weather conditions.

Farm Aid concert pushes a message with the music

Thursday, September 26, 2002

If you listened beyond the notes at Farm Aid 2002, founder Willie Nelson and Farm Aid board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews pushed a message promoting sustainable agriculture and preservation of the smaller family farm.

First-of-a-kind stamp exhibit open at Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Philatelic Firsts, open through Oct. 28 at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, showcases first-of-their-kind items from the first Hawaiian stamps to the first American invert stamp error.

Ohio receives first share of federal farmland preservation funds

Thursday, September 26, 2002

The USDA presented the Ohio Department of Agriculture with $1.6 million, the first time Ohio will receive funding through the federal Farmland Protection Program.

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