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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.

Piccolo pain: The perils of band life

Thursday, August 2, 2001

There are about 25-30 common injuries that can occur to members of a marching band, and one of the most dangerous instruments to play is the piccolo.

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.

This week, it’s time to give thanks

Thursday, July 26, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about last week’s Firestone Test Center open house, and about the latest class of inductees in the Columbiana County Agricultural Hall of Fame that includes former long-time Farm and Dairy editor Elden R. Groves.

Government intervention gets failing grade

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A reader comments on the Bush education policy that threatens new orgies of spending, legislating, centralizing, and reforming.

Soybean aphids attacking fields

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Growers should scout fields to check for soybean aphids, a new pest attacking the Midwest.

At 394 bushels, he ‘sure knows how to raise corn’

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa, the four-time national corn growers’ contest winner in the non-irrigated class, was guest speaker July 18 at the 2001 Lawrence Conservation Crop Day at Sankey’s Feed Mill north of Plain Grove, Pa.

Guild of Ohio Dollmakers to have its day at state fair

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The “Ohio Dollmakers Day” will be Aug. 11 and will include a variety of demonstrations from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A themed competition will take place on this day.

State-of-the-art technology can clean wastewater from swine production

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Japanese state-of-the-art technology for treating municipal wastewater has been adapted to replace lagoons on a hog farm.

New buyers snag three champions

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Chuck LaBlanc, who bought the Petersburg Marina last October, came to the Carroll County Fair Junior Livestock Sale with his partner Greg Turner, ready to bid. They spent $67,000.

Haviland collectors gather for annual conference

Thursday, July 26, 2001

From The Brilliant Period, to Haviland patents, to restoration, to early catalogs, the collectors conference concentrated on the procelain and pottery produced by the Haviland family.

Government intervention gets failing grade

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A reader comments on the Bush education policy that threatens new orgies of spending, legislating, centralizing, and reforming.

Ag e-commerce is a tricky business

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The online world of agricultural e-commerce has seen major changes in the past months as the dot-coms look for how to best add value for farmers and suppliers.

Hawken student turns senior project into triathlon victory

Thursday, July 26, 2001

An Ohio youth who competed in the Lamisil AT Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco June 10 not only won his age division, he came in 291 out of a field of 1,400. He needed a challenge for his senior project.

Barn Again program stresses restoration value and methods

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Geauga County’s Barn Again program will hold a two-day workshop Sept. 28-29 in Burton to provide information and ideas about preserving and restoring old barns, sugar houses, and other historic farm structures.

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