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The heat is on: Reduce risks this summer

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The heat-related death of a professional football player elevated the fact that even normal activities can be deadly in extreme heat.

Dankfest showcases pioneer crafts

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Harmony Museum in western Pennsylvania presents Dankfest Aug. 25-26, a festival created to preserve crafts and around-the-home skills that were part of 18th and 19th century pioneer and rural life.

United Producers, Prairie Livestock form an alliance

Thursday, August 16, 2001

United Producers Inc. and Prairie Livestock have reached a livestock marketing and related services agreement.

Do you really need all that nitrogen?

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Illinois research confirms less fertilizer is adequate to maintain high corn yields.

Medina Co. youth pay tribute to accident victims

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Medina County 4-H and FFA youth donated $21,063 to the steam engine explosion victims’ fund from the sale of their market livestock animals during this year’s Medina County Fair.

Fluids key to managing heat

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Fifty-five to 75 percent of the body’s weight is water; the brain is 70 percent water; blood is 82 percent water; and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. And you wonder why drinking lots of fluids is a smart idea in extreme heat?

$10,000 grant to Mercer 4-H is tribute to Marsh

Thursday, August 16, 2001

A donation of a $10,000 grant was made in memory of Roy Marsh and secured by his friends and family.

Going ‘Wading’ in Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Wade collectors came to Pennsylvania earlier this summer from Canada, Washington state, California and many other points to swap information and examples of Wade pottery.

Learning to talk with the land

Thursday, August 16, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell acknowledges the great divide between rural cowboys and cappuccino drinkers, but observes there is much they have in common.

Guest Commentary: When family business transition makes no sense

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Virginia Tech farm management expert David M. Kohl voices tough questions families need to face to secure the future of their farm transition.

Butler Farm Show: Altmeyer’s annual purchase got expensive

Thursday, August 16, 2001

For the fifth year in a row, John Altmeyer of Altmeyer Custom-Fab Trailers of Butler made the final bid for the grand champion market hog at the junior fair livestock sale of the Butler Farm Show.

House farm bill proposal gives relief

Thursday, August 16, 2001

New farm bill legislation proposed by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee may not put all financially-stressed farms into the black, but will provide some relief.

Goat dairy designed around success

Thursday, August 16, 2001

There is one successful, large-scale goat milk processor and marketer in Ohio, one of the few that have managed to establish this kind of business in the whole country.

American Indian gathering set in Coitsville, Ohio

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The sixth annual Red Hawk American Indian Cultural Society Pow Wow will be held Aug. 18 and 19 at Willow Ranch at Coitsville.

Take a trip along the Ohio trail

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Along the Ohio Trail: A Short History of Ohio Lands, ” the most-requested state document on Ohio lands, is available in a new version.

Buckeye Egg cited again in new episodes

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The State of Ohio has gone to court with another round of contempt charges against Buckeye Egg for discharge violations, and is asking for jail time and penalties.

U.S. sheep population down

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA reports a 2 percent drop in the U.S. sheep and lamb population from July 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001.

Dargate Auction Galleries: Auction featured Pittsburgh artists

Thursday, August 9, 2001

While Pennsylvania buyers snapped up treasures from the first three days of the July sale, Internet buyers from eBay Live Auctions and iCollector.com provided some bidding rivalry on the last two days of the auction.

USDA creates new guidelines for livestock reporting program

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA has announced new confidentiality guidelines for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Program which will increase the number of reports available.

First cloned sheep born in America

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Pickles,” the first lamb to be cloned in North America, was born July 22. There have already been clones of dairy and beef cattle as well as domestic pigs born in the United States.

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