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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.

Mixed bag or melting pot? U.S. population remains diverse

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The 2000 census figures show more ethnic diversity than ever, but sharp population divisions occurring in U.S. regions.

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.

Ag Encounter 2001

Thursday, October 18, 2001

More than 400 elementary students from the New Castle Area School District explored agriculture’s role in their everyday lives at the ag event at Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

Sheep Management Tips: Gleaning could offer feed source

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Roger High, OSU Extension sheep associate talks about the how to go about putting sheep on harvested corn fields, and other fall management practices.

Antiques show returns to Bath elementary

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Revere Antique Guild will hold its 53rd annual antique and collectible show Oct. 19-20.

U.S. EPA still controls CAFO regs

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Reader writes to emphasize that Despite all the hype from the state agriculture department on its new large animal facility permitting process, the U.S. EPA is still very much in charge of the waters of Ohio and the CAFOs impacting them.

Area toy museum can unleash the kid in you

Thursday, October 18, 2001

A Marx toy collector, Francis Turner, has rekindled the dreams and memories associated with the former West Virginia toy manufacturer by opening of an Official Marx Toy Museum in Moundsville.

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.

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