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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.

Wooster marks anniversary of Sept. 11 with vigil

Thursday, August 15, 2002

The College of Wooster will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with two commemorative events.

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

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Join the Farm and Dairy bus heading to the Farm Aid concert in western Pennsylvania Sept. 21.

State honors achievements of longtime farm families

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Eight Ohio farm families will receive Ohio’s 2002 Outstanding Century Farm Awards.

Exhibitors go home happy with champion Holsteins in Northwest Pa. Holstein Show

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Deep Valley Starz Sherry, owned by James Kahler, took the grand champion title at the Northwest Pa. Holstein Championship Show.

2002 Butler Farm Show sale totals $86,828

Thursday, August 15, 2002

No new records were set at this year’s Butler Farm Show junior market livestock sale, but buyers’ support didn’t let the county’s youth down.

Copes show supreme champion at Columbiana Co. Fair dairy show

Thursday, August 15, 2002

The grand champion Jersey, owned by the Brian Cope family of Spring Haven Jerseys, topped the other breed champions for the overall supreme champion honor at the Columbiana County Fair.

Holmes County horse first in state stricken with West Nile virus

Thursday, August 15, 2002

A horse stabled on an Amish farm near Fredericksburg in Holmes County was euthanized earlier this month after lab tests confirmed the animal was infected with West Nile virus.

McDonald’s deserves a break today

Thursday, August 15, 2002

The big rumor floating through e-mails and cattle industry gatherings is a boycott of McDonald’s for importing beef, but Editor Susan Crowell says it is a wise cattleman who ignores the rumor.

Study: Genetically modified crops may pass helpful traits to weeds

Thursday, August 15, 2002

If a wild relative grows near a crop plant, chances are good that the two will crossbreed.

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