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Dorr appointment is ‘vulgar abuse of power’

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Reader says President George Bush’s “recess appointment” of controversial Tom Dorr as undersecretary of agriculture for rural development, after the Senate Ag Committee refused to recommend his confirmation to the full Senate can only be termed a vulgar abuse of power.

Jefferson Co. families’ winning streaks continue

Thursday, August 22, 2002

DeFrank, Newburn and Piergallini families continued their winning ways at this year’s Jefferson County Fair.

Farm and Dairy heads to Farm Aid concert and you can go along, too

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Farm Aid tickets are sold out, but you can still head to the annual farm benefit concert with Farm and Dairy.

Luck, know-how shown in youth at Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions

Thursday, August 22, 2002

A combination of beginner’s luck, good fortune and known-how helped eight young people exhibit and sell their grand and reserve champion livestock projects at the Ohio State Fair.

Farm tax management in a dry year

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Due to low and variable yields, some farmers will experience low or negative farm income in 2002.

Northeast Ohio maple meeting set

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Maple producers are invited to a barbecue and sugar operation tour Aug. 23 in Geauga County, Ohio.

Hall-of-fame auctioneer raises the bid

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Although Wayne Patterson couldn’t have known he was destined to become an auction hall-of-famer, the western Pennsylvania auctioneer immediately had a knack for the business.

Pork checkoff rolling back, but producers asked for more

Thursday, August 15, 2002

The Ohio Pork Producers Council, along with the National Pork Producers Council, is asking for another 10 cents in place of the nickel saved when the national pork assessment gets cut this fall.

Image making before Wal-Mart

Thursday, August 15, 2002

The Hancock Historical Museum’s current exhibit, Image Makers: A Century of Findlay Photographers, not only shows people how far photography has come, but illustrates how to determine the time period of undated photographs.

Signup for farm programs starts Oct. 1

Thursday, August 15, 2002

USDA’s Farm Service Agency signup begins Oct. 1 for the direct and counter-cyclical program for crop years 2002 and 2003.

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