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Medina explosion cause unknown

Thursday, August 9, 2001

As the investigation into the explosion of an antique steam tractor on the Medina County Fairground continues, the accident has claimed a fifth victim.

New work may identify unknown agents of mad cow disease

Thursday, August 9, 2001

One prion protein can spark the formation of other unrelated prions similar to the protein thought to cause “mad cow” and other diseases of mammals and man.

Parenting 101: Unplugged

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Lorain County dairyman Jim McConnell, a frequent Farm and Dairy contributor who has not contributed his writing in some time, surfaces once again commening on parenting.

Ohio’s got goats, but where does the milk go?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Part I of a two-part series on marketing goat’s milk.

Scientists battling Mother Nature

Thursday, August 9, 2001

If the cloudy weather gets you down, just get rid of it; there’s a powder that can absorb the clouds’ moisture and stop the gloom.

ODA eases import curbs on bovine TB

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Ohio Department of Agriculture rule has been amended to allow herds that have tested negative for tuberculosis within 12 months to enter the state. The original rule required herds to be free of the disease within six months prior to entry.

Summit County livestock sale records fall

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Alisa Shenigo won a triple crown, of sorts, at this year’s Junior Livestock Sale, showing the reserve champion hog and the grand and reserve champion lambs. Jenny Blatt raised the 223-pound grand champion market hog that earned a record bid of $8.75 a pound.

Ohio OKs money to buy Beaver Creek easements

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Little Beaver Creek Nature Preserve will buy 1,350 acreas in Columbiana County.

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.

Can yoga reduce epileptic seizures?

Thursday, August 2, 2001

A study at New York University Medical Center is is evaluating whether yoga can reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy and improve their emotional well-being.

Religion may lower blood pressure

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Even when controlling for variables such as age and body mass index – two risk factors for high blood pressure – among African-Americans, those reporting higher levels of religious coping had lower blood pressure.

‘Gearing up, throttling down’ saves fuel, keeps input costs lower

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The practice uses 15 percent to 25 percent less energy than operating tractors at full power with light operations such as planting, cultivating, spraying, and some light tillage that do not require full power.

Spider mites attacking soybean fields, creating double whammy

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Dry weather is bringing two-spotted spider mites are moving into northeast Ohio fields. Some fields with areas of large egg populations are about ready to have the population explode.

Greenfield Village’s Celebration of Emancipation, Aug. 4-5

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn will offer a weekend of African-Americation culture and traditions in celebration of the spirit of freedom.

Wheat acres fall while yields increase

Thursday, August 2, 2001

While yields per acre are up, production is down, primarily because most farmers can no longer afford to grow wheat.

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