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Can manure be made more valuable?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

With 160 million tons of it produced annually in the United States, and most of it rich in carbohydrates and proteins, it has potential for becoming high value products.

Is biotech really needed inthe Midwest?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The potential of biotechnology and genetically altered plants must be weighed against the risks of using it.

Biosecurity fact sheets available on OSU Internet site

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Ohio State University animal health specialists stress the importance of maintaining biosecurity measures that not only keep foot-and-mouth in check, but also help control other animal ailments.

Herbfest is designed for both experts and beginners

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The 10th annual Frontier Herb Fest – the nation’s largest annual herb conference – will be Aug. 17-19 at Boulder, Colo.

Baseball’s legendary playing fields honored

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The United States Postal Service has issued a set of Baseball’s Legendary Playing Fields commemorative stamps.

Early crop has sweet corn growers pickin’ and grinnin’

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The southern Ohio crop is 10 days ahead of schedule, and two or three weeks earlier than the rest of the state.

McKinley Museum offers three-day summer science class

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Park It class for second and third graders will teach them how to find their way around the woods.

Beef marketing opportunity to be detailed

Thursday, July 5, 2001

AngusGeneNet will explain how to get more for cattle by providing quality cattle of all breeds for the Branded Beef Program.

Dairy program calling all producers

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A July 19 program will show producers how to manage “price risk” and learn about diary options and futures markets.

Social issues influence agriculture

Thursday, July 5, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on what the farmer owes the consumer, and how consumer perceptions drive the market.

High court finds one checkoff illegal

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 25 that the mushroom checkoff is unconstitutional, saying it violates free-speech rights under the First Amendment.

Dailey taps Buchy as assistant director

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Jim Buchy will manage the day-to-day operations of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, formulating, and shaping regulatory policy, and monitoring agricultural legislation.

Ohio Cattleman’s Association plan summer round-up

Thursday, June 28, 2001

The Round-Up to Wood County, Ohio, in July 14 will feature six producer operations, including a Holstein steer beef operation.

Partial cut preserves Canfield woods

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Harold Lehman of Canfield gave the Northeast Ohio Forestry Association a chance to take a twilight tour of his woods before the cutting begins.

Coshocton Co. ag enterprises on young farmer tour

Thursday, June 28, 2001

The Ohio Young Farmers summer tour will take place in Coshocton County July 20-22, featuring trucking, produce, cheese and dairy.

Chairman’s proposal turned down: Ag Committee OKs $5.5 billion aid

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Stenholm-Boehner substitute amendment squeaks by the House Agriculture Committee on a 24-23 vote.

Hartville farm gives easement to nature center

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Thomas and Margaret Raff Hague of Canton have donated the development rights from their 100-acre farm in Lake Township to The Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio.

Zoar Village to demonstrate how life used to be

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Costumed volunteer interpreters will be stationed in each of the village’s 10 museum buildings July 7-8, to give visitors a glimpse of daily life in this former religious communal society.

Muskingum River navigation system named a civil engineering landmark

Thursday, June 28, 2001

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources operates and maintains the river’s 150-year-old system of 10 hand-operated locks and dams – the oldest of its kind in the country.

Edible plastics for bales? Corn zein used to make wrapping films

Thursday, June 28, 2001

An Illinois researcher has created an edible, biodegradable corn zein film that has plastic qualities and is highly water-resistant.

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