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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Several Ohio state parks offering cottage specials

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Two-night cottage stays earn free extra nights in eight Ohio state parks this winter.

Agriculture not to blame for antibiotic resistance

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Of all antibiotics used in the United States, only 6.1 percent are used for growth promotion in food-producing animals, so don’t blame livestock producers for antibiotic resistance.

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.

Black raspberries do your body good

Thursday, November 15, 2001

A cup of black raspberries a day may help keep esophageal cancer at bay.

Wind farms’ income still up in the air

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Be careful before throwing caution – and cash – to the wind when exploring wind farm options.

Corn leaf blight returns to Ohio

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Northern corn leaf blight, a fungal disease that can cause significant yield losses under wet weather conditions, has been found in cornfields throughout southern Ohio this season. The disease was last seen in Ohio in the early 1990s.

Agriculture not to blame for antibiotic resistance

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Of all antibiotics used in the United States, only 6.1 percent are used for growth promotion in food-producing animals, so don’t blame livestock producers for antibiotic resistance.

Four clues to what you’ll pay on eBay auctions

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Is there method to the madness of bidding online for an item? Yes, according to a study of eBay coin transactions.

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.

Ohio counties eligible for USDA emergency loans

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Thirty-six Ohio counties are eligible for USDA emergency farm loans due to losses caused by excessive rain, flooding, and army worms that occurred earlier this year.

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.

Post September 11: Does cattle industry need to worry?

Thursday, November 15, 2001

A weaker economy, a reaction to the events of Sept. 11, is less supportive to beef sales.

Restored village celebrates holidays with historical twist

Thursday, November 15, 2001

The story of how holiday celebrations evolved is traced through the activities and special tours in Sauder Village in northwestern Ohio Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

Flock owners must ID sheep

Thursday, November 15, 2001

New scrapie eradication rules, which take effect Nov. 19, call for stricter identification of most breeding animals and all sheep 18 months or older. Goats are also affected.

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