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Counter-cyclical payment rates released

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The sign-up period began Oct. 1 for the USDA’s counter-cyclical program payment rates for 2002-crop wheat, feed grains.

‘Mouse’ has new meaning for farmers

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The boom in online marketing of farm produce and the entire farm experience comes as no surprise – but more producers should take advantage of it.

OSU Centers at Piketon to host ginseng workshop

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Ginseng specialists from across the eastern United States will share their experiences Oct. 19 at OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio.

It’s time to look for Northern Lights

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Autumn produces a surplus of geomagnetic storms – almost twice the annual average – and that means there’s lots of excitement in the night sky.

Toaster collectors pop up in Virginia

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The Toaster Collector Association will convene to buy, sell, trade and exchange ideas on toasters Oct. 11-12 in Richmond, Va.

Try barley straw to control pond algae

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The use of barley straw has become more common as an alternative method for controlling excessive algae growth.

Farmers get break with tax law change

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Farmers who purchase tractors or other equipment, livestock, or vehicles or who decide to invest in new farm buildings this year may be able to take an additional 30 percent first year depreciation deduction on their taxes for 2002.

Guggisberg Cheese wins grand champion honor

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Guggisberg Cheese Company of Charm, Ohio, squeaked into first place to win the overall grand champion cheesemaker honor for 2002.

Aquafarmer: The lure of fish, shrimp

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Seafood farmers aren’t wading through murky waters of improbability.

Slow exports, harvest may pressure corn prices despite smaller crop

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Despite the smaller production projection, slow exports and typical price pressure during the fall harvest could push feed grain prices lower in the near term.

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