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Spider mites attacking soybean fields, creating double whammy

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Dry weather is bringing two-spotted spider mites are moving into northeast Ohio fields. Some fields with areas of large egg populations are about ready to have the population explode.

Greenfield Village’s Celebration of Emancipation, Aug. 4-5

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn will offer a weekend of African-Americation culture and traditions in celebration of the spirit of freedom.

Wheat acres fall while yields increase

Thursday, August 2, 2001

While yields per acre are up, production is down, primarily because most farmers can no longer afford to grow wheat.

Law changes for children’s passports

Thursday, August 2, 2001

In the attempt to lessen the chance of abduction, the U.S. now requires both parents’ consent to obtain passports and visas for overseas travel of children under 14.

Little known virus carried by bean leaf beetles causing new soybean losses

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The bean pod mottle virus, seen throughout the Midwest last year, is a little-known virus spread by a familiar insect – the bean leaf beetle. It causes reduction in seed quality and yield.

Havana bound

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling reports on ths recent trip to Cuba with a group of media sponsored by the Inland Press Association.

Memories of war reunite rescuer, doctor

Thursday, August 2, 2001

A chance meeting has brought together two men who met for the first time 18 years ago when one was evacuating the other from the Island of Granada.

Baseball and grilling beef issues

Thursday, August 2, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the many sides of limited vision, whether it be in athletes or in cattlemen.

ODA eases import curbs on bovine TB

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Ohio Department of Agriculture rule has been amended to allow herds that have tested negative for tuberculosis within 12 months to enter the state. The original rule required herds to be free of the disease within six months prior to entry.

Summit County livestock sale records fall

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Alisa Shenigo won a triple crown, of sorts, at this year’s Junior Livestock Sale, showing the reserve champion hog and the grand and reserve champion lambs. Jenny Blatt raised the 223-pound grand champion market hog that earned a record bid of $8.75 a pound.

Ohio OKs money to buy Beaver Creek easements

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Little Beaver Creek Nature Preserve will buy 1,350 acreas in Columbiana County.

Antique engine explodes, killing 4

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Cliff Kovacic, 45, and his son, William, 27, both of Medina, along with Dennis Jungbluth, 58, and Alan Kimble, 46, both of the Litchfield area, were killed when the antique steam tractor Kovacic was bringing onto the Medina County fairground exploded.

Ohio soybeans are dry, but crop could recover

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Seventy percent of the soybean crop has bloomed and 20 percent of the plants are setting pods. With timely rain the poor condition of the crop could recover.

Baldwin serves time for animal cruelty

Thursday, August 2, 2001

After pleading guilty to 30 charges, Harlan Baldwin was sentenced to jail time, electronically supervised surveillance, probation, and community service. He was also prohibited from owning cows or horses, and fined $6,000.

Pa. feeder calf pool auction ups prices for small producers

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Calves consigned to the pool are vaccinated, weaned, wormed, and graded. They are then sorted into lots, and sold in late September. Consignment forms are due.

Ag Committee OKs draft of new farm bill; boosts conservation

Thursday, August 2, 2001

“The Agricultural Act of 2001″ H.R. 2646, will go to the full House this fall. The Senate Agriculture Committee is just beginning work on its own version.

EPA will review TMDL rule

Thursday, July 26, 2001

On July 16, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman filed a motion in the District of Columbia Circuit Court asking the court to hold action on the lawsuits over the rule for 18 months so the agency could revise the rule.

Rare candlestand lights up Roadshow as $150,000 find

Thursday, July 26, 2001

An 1765 table handed down from a grandmother was appraised as having been the nicest candlestand in Philadelphia at the time, and may be one of only about 15 left in existence.

Farm bill proposal retains flexibility

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A draft farm bill proposal by the U.S. House of Representatives retains a mix of popular features from the current farm bill, brings back features from the previous farm bill, and adds counter-cyclical payments to help farmers in times of low commodity prices.

Should the penny be discontinued?

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Recently, there has been significant debate over whether to keep the penny as part of U.S. currency or to discontinue production of the penny.

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