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One more full pull: Friends help ailing farmer

Thursday, July 11, 2002

A legend in the tractor-pulling community, Don McCarthy, will climb aboard his 1957 John Deere 620 for the last time July 19 during the classics pull at the Mantua Ox Roast.

June weather was good for hay crop

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Haymakers liked June, but others are worrying about a shortage of rain, after spring’s plentiful downpours. Here’s Ed Copeland’s monthly weather observations.

Scouting the field: Single farmers hard pressed to find companionship

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Don’t laugh, but single farmers have a tough row to hoe when it comes to finding someone of the opposite sex for a relationship. Part I of a two-part series on farm life and the single farmer.

Vinegar proves to be potent weedkiller

Thursday, July 11, 2002

USDA scientists have offered the first scientific evidence that vinegar may be a potent weedkiller.

Grading today’s honor roll

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Reader asks how 60-75 percent of pupils can make the honor roll.

Butler County, Pa.: Easement sales preserve farmland

Thursday, July 11, 2002

A 161-acre farm in Adams Township will be the first farm in Butler County to sell easements to preserve farmland.

Mick Humphrey: Barnesville’s budding Ben Franklin

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

A farmer sometimes must rely on his inventive imagination to solve a problem.

NAFTA needs visionary leadership

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

North American Free Trade Agreement countries say a leadership body is needed to guide members through the liberalized trade waters.

New tomato packs extra cancer-fighting punch

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

A team of scientists has developed a tomato that contains as much as three times more of the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene.

Take the pork out of Washington

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Reader wants to see the end of pork barrell politics.

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