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Farm Service Agency offices combined

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The Farm Service Agency has combined the Beaver/Allegheny County Farm Service Agency Office with the Butler County Farm Service Agency Office, to be located in Butler.

Regional meetings will explain ag easements

Thursday, January 3, 2002

How will Ohio’s new ag easement purchase program work? Find out at a statewide series of regional information sessions.

Pennsylvania 4-H accepting food donations at farm show

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Donated cans, boxes and bags of nonperishable food will be used to construct a 4-H House of Food in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture exhibit.

Gypsy moth damage increasing in Ohio

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Wandering across Ohio, gypsy moth larvae are stripping acres of Ohio’s woodlands.

Wayne County compost project fuels up with highway roadkill

Thursday, January 3, 2002

An OAR-related pilot program started last January by the Department of Transportation composts deer carcasses found in the road.

Dates set for 2002 Ohio Beef Expo

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The March 15-17 event will add breed shows and sales and features an expanded trade show.

Olde Stark Antique Faire Jan. 12-13

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Appraiser Chuck Young will have a booth to offer free appraisals during the two-day show.

USDA predicts milk production rebound in December ‘Outlook’

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Economic Research Service reported its dairy figures indicate November milk production was finally back at year-earlier levels.

Consumers remain confident beef is safe, disease-free

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Despite a general awareness of Mad Cow Disease, 89 percent of consumers are not concerned about the beef they buy.

Technology can blur bottom line

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Good management thinking should use technology as a tool, not as the means to all ends.

Novel device takes over where medicinal leeches have left off

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The task of reestablishing blood flow to certain tissue has been a function relegated to leeches since the time of the ancient Egyptians.

A cartel by any other name …

Thursday, January 3, 2002

A Huntington, Ohio, reader expresses his feelings on the idea of “dairy cartels.”

Four state extensions offering conference to consider midlife

Thursday, January 3, 2002

“Celebrating Midlife” will be April 7-9 at Oglebay Restort and Conference Center in Wheeling, sponsored by the cooperative extension services of Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

House passes brownfields reform bill

Thursday, January 3, 2002

The U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation aimed at making it easier to reuse lightly contaminated industrial sites, known as brownfields.

A cartel by any other name …

Thursday, January 3, 2002

A Huntington, Ohio, reader expresses his feelings on the idea of “dairy cartels.”

Herd bull use grows in dairy breeding

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Ray L. Nebel, extension dairy scientist in reproductive management at Virginia Tech discusses when and how natural bull service is an option.

Goldenbreed brings superior genetics to Jersey-Holstein cross

Thursday, January 3, 2002

David Franzer of Crockett Farms is using a world class Jersey and a top Holstein bull to begin a breeding program he hopes will result in a new breed of superior dairy cattle.

Pennsylvania family farm transfer workshop set

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Pennsylvania Farm Link, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and USDA Risk Management will host a “Passing on the Farm” workshop on Jan. 22.

Follow the smoke to find the money

Thursday, January 3, 2002

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the cost of smoking to the nation and its citizens.

Dayton Art Institute: ‘All-American Year’ planned for 2002

Thursday, January 3, 2002

“Scenes of American Life: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” will feature more than 60 paintings and sculptures of everyday people involved in daily activities in masterworks of American artists.

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