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Bred heifer tops Harvest Hills sale

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Windemere Lotto Wade, consigned by Farmore Farms, Burton, Ohio, sold for $3,150 to Hartline Valley Farms, Marietta.

Plants as weapons: Be aware, not alarmed

Thursday, October 25, 2001

OSU plant-disease specialist says anti-crop bioterrorism is a threat to the United States but not a “gigantic” one.

Bt corn gets green light for seven more years

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Following a nearly two-year long review process, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved corn genetically modified with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for an additional seven years.

Prion diseases: clues found for jump to new species

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Scientists have found the adaption is a prolonged and subtle process, and the early stages of it are very difficult to detect.

Ebony Muck the series now hatched from talk of local history

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Muck II, “The Muck: Altman, Hartville, and Marlboro – The Celery Road” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Marlboro Elementary School on Route 619.

Rural Ohio enduring conflicting trends

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Today, 34 percent of Ohio’s 11.4 million residents live in townships, outside the boundaries of a city or village. That’s 3.86 million people, up from 2.7 million in 1960, when it was 12 percent of the state’s population.

Food safety important at upcoming small farm conference

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The 18th annual Hydroponic Grower’s Conference will be Nov. 16-17 in Orlando, Fla. will be a likely forum for an intense discussion of the issue.

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.

Vandalism against farmers deserves justice

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Mahoning County Farm Bureau.organization director writes about the attack on the Moff family dairy herd and the need to make sure such animal cruelty is not tolerated.

Cow brutality case gets continuance

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Attorneys for the three young men charged with criminal trespass and vandalism were granted an extension to consider additional evidence of long-term losses by Mahoning County dairy farmers David and Kathy Moff.

Kingsville branch packed with grapes

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The OSU Grape Research Branch in Ashtabula County, a 25-acre facility with research vineyards, hosts an estimated 600 visitors a year, most of them students.

Haus Orchard and Cider Mill bears fruit of labors

Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Mahoning County farm market continues its family owned and operated flavor after nearly 50 years.

Middendorf estate auction eclectic

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Studded with enough impressive antique furniture and furnishings the sale drew a good sized crowd of bidders who came for more than just curiosity.

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.

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