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Price reporting creates confusion

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The switch to Mandatory Price Reporting for livestock sales data has been rocky, but the new system has the potential to provide more detailed information price information, segmented by livestock weights and quality levels.

Managing forage for hay production good way to manage manure use, too

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Some grasses can be grown so as to optimize the uptake of a nutrient such as phosphorus from the soil.

Sheep breeder plays role in Tunis recovery

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Jozi Best of Litchfield, Ohio, wants to bring the national Tunis sale to the Great Lakes Sheep and Wool Show and Sale in Wooster.

Anniversary celebrated with 104 miles of trees

Thursday, May 17, 2001

A record tree planting in northwest Ohio this spring will help reduce farmland soil erosion.

Ohio wheat growers: Be on the lookout

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Powdery mildew is present in certain fields of susceptible varieties in north central and northeast sections of the state.

Tissue, please: Leaf analysis tells a vegetable’s tale

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Every small fruit and commercial vegetable grower should have at least one complete plant tissue nutrient analysis from each field for each crop before harvests begin, said Virginia Tech horticulturist.

Compact’s future rests on the Hill

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Legislation introduced to extend the Northeast Dairy Compact and to create a Southern Dairy Compact.

Pork board looking for new leader

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The National Pork Board is moving forward with its search for a new chief executive officer.

Guest Commentary: Don’t back away from biotechnology

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Emerson Nafziger, crop production specialist with University of Illinois Extension, writes about the unfortunate tendency to condemn GM crops before their benefits have been realized.

Ohio leads nation with 220 Tree City USA communities

Thursday, May 10, 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Ohio has retained its standing as the nation’s leader in the number of Tree City USA communities.

Study shows benefit of mastitis control

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Wisconsin dairies with serious subclinieal mastitis problems are up to seven times more likely to have antibiotic residues in their milk than producers with herds that have a low incidence of mastitis, according to the study.

Krug, Hodge earn Dekalb awards

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The annual Waynedale FFA member recognition banquet honored Star Greenhands, Star Chapter Farmers, Honorary Chapter Farmer, and crowned a new FFA queen.

Canfield Fair boosts premiums for top hay and grain entries

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.

Sheep industry opposes WTO decision

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body overturned a 1999 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has prompted the United States to impose import restraints on lamb meat imports.

Farm bill debate demands attention

Thursday, May 10, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.

With herbicides, it’s no rain, no gain

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Herbicides applied at planting need a half inch to 1 inch of rainfall within seven to 10 days, and more rain is needed in overly dry soils.

Ohio budget illustrates party splits

Thursday, May 10, 2001

State representatives spoke at the annual Columbiana and Mahoning county ag leaders’ breakfast May 4.

Student life during the Depression

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A new oral history project at the University of Illinois is helping to recover the routine and preserve the ordinary through the memories of Depression era undergraduates.

Rhinestone jewelry will be on exhibit

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, buttons, pins and even tiaras of half a century ago and older is on display at the Buhl House in Zelinople through June.

Hemlocks are dying in Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Although experts are putting the blame on the hemlock wolly adelgid, the answer isn’t that simple.

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