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USDA, states step up alerts; senator unveils ‘agroterrorism’ bill

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Sen. Pat Roberts warns farms are at risk, proposes spending $1.1 billion next year and about $271,000 million in each of the next 10 years in a crash program for protection and prevention.

Genealogical seminar offered in Mahoning County

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Mahoning County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold a Nov. 3 beginning genealogy fall seminar.

Vandalism against farmers deserves justice

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Mahoning County Farm Bureau.organization director writes about the attack on the Moff family dairy herd and the need to make sure such animal cruelty is not tolerated.

GMO tests are available to farmers

Thursday, October 18, 2001

OSU researchers have outlined a number of tests available to farmers that measure levels of herbicide and insect tolerance of such crops as corn or soybeans.

Resolutions proposed for a solution

Thursday, October 18, 2001

A Waterford, Ohio, reader presents four resolutions/solutions to allow the United States to move forward with realistic resolution and a straight-forward solution to the devastation of terrorism.

Arson blamed for more Holmes County barn fires

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Two more 100-year-old barns have been burned in the rash of barn fires that have plauged Wayne and Holmes County.

History course traces influence of automobile on American life

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Professor who was an auto mechanic before he was an academic is teaching a new course this fall is concentrating on the automobile as a new lens through which to view American cultural development.

Tower-Vue Dairy Holsteins tower at Fall Championship

Thursday, October 11, 2001

More than 284 Holsteins were exhibited at the 2001 Pennsylvania Fall Championship Showat the All-American Dairy Show.

Deerfield Farms leases Kinsman facility

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Deerfield Farms Service has taken over operations at Rainbow’s End grain elevator and storage facility in Kinsman. The lease agreement went into effect in early October.

Home, sweet solar home: Ohio tour spotlights solar projects

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The Northeast Ohio Tour of Solar Homes Oct. 13 is a free, self-guided tour features solar homes and green building projects in nine communities.

Farmer invests lifetime in trees

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Russell Garber’s commitment to caring for his trees started over half a century ago when he bought property in Green Township.he knew had “a good young woods.”

House approves farm bill that Bush doesn’t like

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Critics say the White House waited too long in the legislative process to release its position, and lost its chance to help mold the bill.

Businessmen, turned farmers, dream big in Flushing

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Warren Garretson, 62, and his partner Jim Wagner, 55, have given up their fast-paced New Jersey lifestyles and are creating an outdoorsman’s paradise on 2,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in the hills of Belmont County.

Maple syrup tour, banquet slated

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The Ohio Maple Producers Association annual meeting and tour will be held Nov. 2-3 in Geauga County.

USDA research area: More than fuel in ethanol process

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The cost of fuel ethanol has become a “crop” problem for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, which has a Corn-Ethanol Process Cost Reduction project that has been going on since 1997 at the research service’s Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pa.

Mercer 4-H holds fund-raiser

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The 4-H Benefit Auction, to help raise $5,000 to $10,000, will be Oct. 20 at the 4-H Park.

Car buyer trends show fuel economy at 21-year low

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The newly released EPA “Fuel Economy Trends Report” reports the lowest fuel economy since 1980, and attributes it to the increase in light trucks on America’s roads.

MetroParks surplus equipment auction draws big truck buyers

Thursday, October 11, 2001

A surplus equipment auction for Cleveland MetroParks Sept. 29 by Joe Mescan, auctioneer, put 226 items that went on the auction block. High selling items were the trucks, tractors and equipment.

Conkle’s Hollow Fall Foliage Event a show of many colors

Thursday, October 11, 2001

More than 3,000 visitors are expected for the Oct. 20-21 event which features some of the best colors of the season.

Museum lecture explains use of passenger lists

Thursday, October 11, 2001

The Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center is offering an Oct. 20 class on “Finding Your Ancestor’s Passenger List.”

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