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Bt corn gets green light for seven more years

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Following a nearly two-year long review process, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved corn genetically modified with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for an additional seven years.

Prion diseases: clues found for jump to new species

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Scientists have found the adaption is a prolonged and subtle process, and the early stages of it are very difficult to detect.

Ebony Muck the series now hatched from talk of local history

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Muck II, “The Muck: Altman, Hartville, and Marlboro – The Celery Road” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Marlboro Elementary School on Route 619.

Rural Ohio enduring conflicting trends

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Today, 34 percent of Ohio’s 11.4 million residents live in townships, outside the boundaries of a city or village. That’s 3.86 million people, up from 2.7 million in 1960, when it was 12 percent of the state’s population.

Food safety important at upcoming small farm conference

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The 18th annual Hydroponic Grower’s Conference will be Nov. 16-17 in Orlando, Fla. will be a likely forum for an intense discussion of the issue.

Taft’s ethanol plan political hype

Thursday, October 25, 2001

A reader says the legislation Taft plans to support seems a token gesture rather than a plan.

Foreign markets seek non-GMO crops

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The American Corn Growers Association urges farmers to meet the demands of foreign markets and the preferences of foreign buyers when they decide what crop varieties to plant.

Three enter Natural Resources Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has honored Ralph Cobey, Frances Kitchen and Roger Conant with its highest honor.

Graduate student discovers intact embryo in dusty artifact dinosaur egg

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Unearthed more than 30 years ago, the egg and its well-preserved nearly hatched embryo are just now getting scientific attention.

Want to start farming? Forages are key

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Michael E. Haubner, ag extension agent in Clark County, explains why he sees a future in agriculture for those who wish to do something other than sit on the seat of a big machine.

Lamb, goat conference called Nov. 8-9 at West Virginia University

Thursday, October 25, 2001

“Reinventing the Appalachian Shepherd: Lamb and Goat Marketing” is aimed at reenergizing the industry in the region.

Taft’s ethanol plan political hype

Thursday, October 25, 2001

A reader says the legislation Taft plans to support seems a token gesture rather than a plan.

Local youths take top spots in KILE sheep contest

Thursday, October 25, 2001

As the Keystone International Livestock Exposition wrapped up weekend activity Oct. 7 at the State Farm Show Complex, junior sheep took center stage.

Our greatest risk is our own panic

Thursday, October 25, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on risk and the fact that we are a nation that jumps to conclusions and is prone to panic. Not everyone, she says, needs to rush out and buy gas masks and take antibiotics without evidence of a threat.

Haus Orchard and Cider Mill bears fruit of labors

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Mahoning County farm market continues its family owned and operated flavor after nearly 50 years.

Middendorf estate auction eclectic

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Studded with enough impressive antique furniture and furnishings the sale drew a good sized crowd of bidders who came for more than just curiosity.

Efforts to save dairy compacts persevere

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact expired Sept. 30, and the U.S. House passed the new Farm Security Act Oct. 5 without dairy compacts, but compact supporters have not given up.

Pesticide applicator schools offered for sawmill workers

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Ohio Sawmill workers must now be certified as licensed pesticide applicators.

Ohio milk producers not convinced compacts work

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Dairy producers who turned up at a Farm Bureau informational meeting came with lots of questions, quite a few opinions, and a big dose of an “we ought to take a good look at this, but I’m not sure it will work” attitude.

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.

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