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Spotty’ harvest surprises farmers

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Yields were all over the board this year, according to the grain merchandiser for Agland Co-op in Canfield, Ohio, whose thoughts were echoed by producers and traders from northwestern Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A good comedy good for your health

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Anticipation of laughter triggers healthy mood changes up to two days in advance, and may reduce stress hormone levels.

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.

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.

Who cares what happens in Qatar?

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on negotiations on whether or not to hold a new round of international trade talks.

New farm bill likely to follow pattern

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

The next farm bill emerging from Congress is likely to be greener, with increased emphasis on conservation programs like EQIP.

Senate farm bill moves to floor

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

An agriculture program reauthorization bill moved out of the Senate Agriculture Committee strong on conservation measures and $4 billion higher than the House version.

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.

Tea Leaf Club auction totaled $47,000

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

The major event of the Tea Leaf Club International annual convention is the Saturday auction, this year divided into afternoon and after dinner sessions.

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.

Taft to sign law strengthening regulation of minerals operations

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Senate Bill 83 is the first comprehensive overhaul of the state’s industrial minerals law since 1974, and received important support both from the environmental community and Ohio’s mining industry.

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.

Think globally, buy locally

Thursday, November 15, 2001

If events of Sept. 11 make you nervous about the U.S. food supply, get to know a local farmer, says this letter writer.

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.

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.

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