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Ag economists urge reduction in agricultural subsidies

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

In a paper commissioned by the World Trade Organization, authors advocate the ultimate abolition of export subsidies worldwide.

The Thanksgiving feast is entering commerce

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Many of the holiday foods most families will enjoy are also growing in significance as U.S. agricultural exports.

Carbon trading market expands to Chicago, Mexico City

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

The city of Chicago and Mexico City are joining the Chicago Climate Exchange, a voluntary market for trading emissions of greenhouse gases which are linked to global warming.

The truth about Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Originating as an traditional English harvest feast, the roots of Thanksgiving go back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The menu was probably goose, venison, and eel.

Early American Thanksgiving: a labor of love

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Thanksgiving in particular was a time when pioneer women put in many extra hours to create a special feast for their families – even though the menu really hasn’t changed that much.

Turning over a new leaf: Tobacco growers eye livestock grant

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Ohio is offering grants up to $2,500 to tobacco growers willing to retool farms for livestock.

Lyme disease ticks follow rivers in Midwest

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

University of Illinois researchers have been following the slow migration of ticks south from the upper Mississippi into the Midwest.

Majority of Ohio soybean genes losing resistance to Phytophthora

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

OSU researchers recovered Phytophthora isolates from 82 of 86 locations in 20 counties in northwest and southern Ohio. Many of the isolates killed plants carrying six specific resistant genes.

New technology rests beside the old at U.S. Air Force Museum

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

The U.S. Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton projects a striking image of the service’s present and future as much as it preserves and portrays the Air Force’s past.

Poland historical society holds holiday tour of homes

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Seven homes , plus the newly opened Poland Public Library, are on the annual Christmas Tour of Homes scheduled for Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.

Ohio counties eligible for USDA emergency loans

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Thirty-six Ohio counties are eligible for USDA emergency farm loans due to losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, and army worms that occurred earlier this year.

Ohioan shows champion in Louisville

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Carroll County Brown Swiss breeder Brian Scharver showed the grand champion Swss at this year’s North American International Livestock Exposition.

Post September 11: Does cattle industry need to worry?

Thursday, November 15, 2001

A weaker economy, a reaction to the events of Sept. 11, is less supportive to beef sales.

Restored village celebrates holidays with historical twist

Thursday, November 15, 2001

The story of how holiday celebrations evolved is traced through the activities and special tours in Sauder Village in northwestern Ohio Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

Flock owners must ID sheep

Thursday, November 15, 2001

New scrapie eradication rules, which take effect Nov. 19, call for stricter identification of most breeding animals and all sheep 18 months or older. Goats are also affected.

Reverse painted lamp sells for $8,900

Thursday, November 15, 2001

A late summer Ohio auction saw a Handel lamp cross the sale block at $8,900.

Operation Evergreen: Tree donations brighten holiday spirits

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Christmas tree growers from across Ohio donated nearly 100 trees this year to “Operation Evergreen,” an effort that has been sending holiday cheer to peacekeeping troops in eastern Europe for the past five years.

Roscoe Village celebrates holidays old-fashioned way

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Visitors at Historic Roscoe Village will experience an old-fashioned Christmas in this restored canal town throughout December.

Wayne County voters turn down farmland preservation initiative

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Voters turned down the 10-year tax that would have raised $2.3 million annually to preserve county farmland and open space.

Several Ohio state parks offering cottage specials

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Two-night cottage stays earn free extra nights in eight Ohio state parks this winter.

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