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Disease threatens summer shade tree

Thursday, August 1, 2002

This fungus and the disease it causes, Dutch elm disease, is one of the most devastating shade tree diseases in the United States, and the disease has not left Ohio unmarred.

Crop insurance program expands into Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 1, 2002

USDA’s Adjusted Gross Revenue crop insurance pilot program has expanded to eight counties in Pennsylvania.

Slacking regulations are now an enforced steam boiler law

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Gov. Bob Taft signed the historical steam boiler bill in an effort to prevent another steam explosion like the one that occurred last summer at the Medina County Fair.

In honor of dad: Two 4-H members earn money for father’s disease

Thursday, August 1, 2002

It’s hard for young Audra and Jackie Plumley of Burton to show their dairy cattle this show season, in the wake of their father’s death, but they’re using the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for PanCAN, a non-profit group that supports pancreatic cancer research.

Don’t skip soybean aphid scouting despite low appearance numbers

Thursday, August 1, 2002

The presence of the soybean aphid marks the third year it has been found in Ohio, and each season has brought more questions rather than answers in the challenge to effectively control the insect.

Tax credit lends a helping hand: $1 billion in historic preservation

Thursday, August 1, 2002

If you are planning to rehabilitate an income-producing property that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or located in a National Register Historic District, you are eligible to apply for a 20 percent federal income tax credit for all expenses related to the rehabilitation.

Lisbon 4-H’er and gymnast places in top one-third at national competition

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Columbiana County 4-H’er Sara Stryffeler can show sheep and cattle as well as she can tumble and flip.

East greets West at Fort Pitt

Thursday, August 1, 2002

A temporary exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Fort Pitt Museum examines the chief differences in the material cultures of the Eastern Woodland Indians and the Western Plains Indians.

Update acreage, yield, base records

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Growers need to update crop records with the USDA in order to receive accurate direct and counter-cyclical payments in the near future.

Twin sisters break sales records at Summit Co. Fair livestock sale

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Twins Lisa and Amy Bourgeois took both the grand and reserve champion titles for their steers at the Summit County Fair last week and sold them at the fair’s highest prices in history.

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