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Organic farming yields fringe benefits

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Although crop yields are lower in organic production than in convention production, overall health of the soil and related fertility seems to be stronger.

From pottery town to the Grand Ole Opry

Thursday, July 18, 2002

East Liverpool teen aspires to be the next country music star.

Penn State Web site for agricultural marketing and commerce

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A new Penn State Web site is linking consumers to producers in a site that’s easy for both to use.

Harrison County Fair: Sale numbers down, but still considered a success

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Although the crowd dwindled during the late hours of night, it didn’t stop buyers from giving $111,201 to Harrison County 4-H members.

Reward few who got it right

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Reader says reward the few FBI agents who wanted to investigate Zacarias Moussaoui.

Scouting the field

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Finding romance under the country sky.

Study: Manure storage covers reduce odors by an average of 45 percent

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A two-year research study funded by the pork checkoff shows that use of a geotextile cover reduced odors from manure storage by an average of 45 percent.

Appalachians’ cancer risk, death rates higher than national average

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A study shows some Pennsylvanians in Appalachia at higher risk of death from colorectal cancer.

West Nile virus: Protection advice for humans and horses

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Reduce West Nile virus risks by eliminating mosquito breeding sites on your property, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar water-holding containers.

Corporate scandals more likely in future

Thursday, July 18, 2002

A fundamental change in American culture may be the only cure for recent corporate scandals.

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