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National measures in place to strengthen crop insurance program

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency, Farm Service Agency and private reinsured crop insurance companies that sell and service crop insurance policies have joined forces in a nationwide effort to improve the integrity of the program.

Dried and true: Make sure parched corn isn’t all wet

Thursday, September 6, 2001

While many areas in Ohio are experiencing drought conditions that would drive growers to harvest early, drought-stressed corn should be harvested no earlier than normal corn silage.

Korean War vets eligible for medals

Thursday, September 6, 2001

There are more than 1.7 million veterans still eligible for the Korean War Service Medal, including the next of kin of deceased veterans.

Superfund cleanup efforts continues to drain billions from taxpayers’ pockets

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A new Congress-commissioned report by Resources for the Future scholars Katherine Probst and David Konisky finds that after 20 years and billions of dollars spent cleaning up many of the U.S.’s most contaminated areas the EPA still has a lot more work to do.

Old and new murals, mosaics portray local history in unlikely public places

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Floodwalls have joined the walls of post offices and libraries and the sides of buildings as the canvas for community art.

You shouldn’t believe half of what you read in e-mail

Thursday, September 6, 2001

A new “friendly warning” that’s been hitting e-mail boxes around the country, about the release of credit information, is a hoax.

Pesed, a 2,300-year-old Pennsylvania mummy, to vacation in Harrisburg

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The Westminster College Cultural Artifacts Collection, will be part of the “Egypt: Untold Journeys” exhibit starting Oct. 20 at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg.

Katie-Lynn Bruening stars at Geauga Fair auction

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Even though Katie-Lynn came into the ring fifth, after the grand and reserve champion and two other first place hogs had already sold, the crowd of bidders had been waiting for her and several had decided to buy her hog.

Junior fair market livestock sales total $222,716

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The rain didn’t dampen buyers’ spirits at Friday night’s junior fair market rabbit, steer and feeder calf sales.

Friendly family feuds dominated Stark Co. show ring

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Sibling rivalry elevated to new heights at this year’s Stark County Fair junior market livestock competitions with families claiming champsionship status in hogs, steers, chickens, and cheese.

A rural legend: The search for Pa. mountain lions

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The mystery of whether wild eastern cougars, also commonly known as mountain lions, pumas, or panthers, really survive in the Keystone State was excited recently by the rumor of a cougar killed on Interstate 80.

Cleveland Rocks Coin-op show has everything coin-op

Thursday, August 30, 2001

The show will be Sept. 14-16 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, featuring all those machines that have ever been operated by putting money into a coinslot.

Records fall at Portage Co. market livestock sale

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Six of the ten grand champion animals sold Aug. 25 at the Portage County Randolph Fair Junior Fair Market Livestock Auction set record high prices.

Pa. to develop statewide network of greenways

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A network of greenways will connect corridors of open space, natural landscape features and recreational sites statewide.

Sounds of Civil War will resound at battlefield

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A reenactment of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry that will be held during the weekend of Sept. 8-9 at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park in W.Va.

Smith family spends fair season on the road, cheering on hogs

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Ramy Swine Farm is in the business of breeding and selling club show hogs, and when pigs leave the farm they are almost always headed for a showring someplace.

Ohio tourism Web site: Still lots to do in Ohio in September

Thursday, August 30, 2001

The Web site includes a whole list of September activities, including fairs, festivals, and celebrations still available to be experienced.

Mixing hog manure and sawdust into compost could be management option

Thursday, August 30, 2001

A University of Illinois extension study found that mixing 50 gallons of slurry with a cubic yard of sawdust created a compost with about 50 percent moisture and no odor that was ready to apply as fertilizer in five months.

Penn State student plays Mickey Mouse, takes classes online

Thursday, August 30, 2001

She won the coveted role at Disney World, but her parents perferred she go to school. She found the perfect solution.

Holmes County youth show junior dairy champions

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Mohican Farm bid $14 per pound for Ami Breitenbucher’s 188-pound market hog, raising $2,632 to provide the funds needed to establish the scholarship in Breitenbucher’s memory.

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