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On-farm environmental reviews decrease farmers’ liability

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Kenny Oberholtzer volunteered his farm, located in Ashland, Ohio, for an on-farm assessment and environmental review, a growing trend for livestock farmers throughout the country.

USDA proposes foot-and-mouth disease indemnity regulation

Thursday, June 13, 2002

The USDA proposed to amend its regulations to give the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service authority to pay 100 percent of the costs for purchase, destruction and disposition of animals should they become affected with foot-and-mouth disease.

Thinking like a cow: Spying on animals may be profitable

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Researcher detectives determine what’s affecting the animal’s welfare and find ways to improve the environment so the animal is more comfortable and, therefore, more productive.

Pa. bill amends state’s right-to-farm law

Thursday, June 13, 2002

An amendment to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Farm act, currently stuck in a House committee, would hold local officials financially responsible for adopting illegal ordinances restricting farm size.

Wheat woes: Ohio crop is shrinking

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Wheat production in Ohio has been in a steady decline since 1996.

Williamsburg coverlets exhibition includes collection of Pa. couple

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum will display an exhibition of bed coverlets from the private collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl of Beaver Falls, Pa.

Building a future: Cousins eye tomorrow with new barn, expanded herd

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Bryan and Kevin Richael are owners and partners of a farm with a state-of-art milking parlor and new freestall barn that houses their newly expanded 300-head commercial Holstein herd.

USDA extending certain CRP hardwood contracts

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Certain Conservation Reserve Program contracts expiring this year for hardwood tree practices may be extended for one year.

Gray found guilty in cattle theft case in Belmont Co.

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Previously convicted cattle thief Christopher Gray was sentenced May 30 to serve five years in the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.

Manufactured homes dealt blow

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Reader comments on ruling in regard to manufactured homes.

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