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Leave cute baby creatures alone, they’re not abandoned

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources warns that the best of intentions often lead to bad results when people pick up young animals, instead of leaving them where they were found.

Budget policy fits farmers’ needs

Thursday, May 10, 2001

House and Senate budget negotiators have committed an extra $79 billion to agriculture.

Northeastern Ohio boasts one of the country’s largest arboreta

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Holden Arboretum at Kirtland encompasses more than 3,400 acres, and has trails through gardens, fields, woods, past ponds, and down into the valley. Tours are available.

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.

Play ball – the old-fashioned way

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Stan Hywet sponsors two vintage league baseball teams, a fun and inexpensive alternative to major league action and a return to the game “the way it was meant to be played.”

Baileys named outstanding woodlot owners

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Northeast Ohio Forestry Association met recently for the 29th annual banquet and benefit auction.

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.

Sowing and selling the seed

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Calvin Ernst has built a successful conservation seed company on a base of growing common weeds.

Oak picked as nation’s top tree

Thursday, May 10, 2001

With nearly a half million votes logged, the oak received more than 100,000 votes in the National Arbor Day national tree poll.

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.

Corn growers push counter-cyclical plan

Thursday, May 10, 2001

National association proposes giving growers the support they need – only when they need it.

Start scouting: It may be another bad year for insects in the alfalfa fields.

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Scouting the best defense agains the alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers now showing up in area alfalfa fields.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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