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Guard against silo gas dangers

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Nitrogen dioxide is a lethal gas with a yellowish-brown color, when this gas achieves further oxidation and is then combined with water it becomes a highly-corrosive nitric acid.

Shift from forest to crops lowers temps

Thursday, July 5, 2001

New study is the first to document the link between regional climate change and a major change in temperate forest cover.

Beef marketing opportunity to be detailed

Thursday, July 5, 2001

AngusGeneNet will explain how to get more for cattle by providing quality cattle of all breeds for the Branded Beef Program.

Herbfest is designed for both experts and beginners

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The 10th annual Frontier Herb Fest – the nation’s largest annual herb conference – will be Aug. 17-19 at Boulder, Colo.

Smeal cyberlaw expert slices spam legislation

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A Penn State expert on cyberlaw and privacy issues cautions Congress to move slowly with the bills currently under review o reduce the growing number of spam- or junk-e-mail.

Biosecurity fact sheets available on OSU Internet site

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Ohio State University animal health specialists stress the importance of maintaining biosecurity measures that not only keep foot-and-mouth in check, but also help control other animal ailments.

High court finds one checkoff illegal

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 25 that the mushroom checkoff is unconstitutional, saying it violates free-speech rights under the First Amendment.

Technique to improve cattle cloning

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a technique which may dramatically improve the success rate of cattle cloning.

Can manure be made more valuable?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

With 160 million tons of it produced annually in the United States, and most of it rich in carbohydrates and proteins, it has potential for becoming high value products.

Is biotech really needed inthe Midwest?

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The potential of biotechnology and genetically altered plants must be weighed against the risks of using it.

Zombie Prom is rock and roll musical with student cast

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A musical stage play billed as “pure entertainment with a rock and roll beat,” Zombie Prom opened June 29 at the Ashtabula Arts Center’s Straw Hat Theatre. The show be performed again July 5-8 and 12-14.

Century Village Museum to host antiques show

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A show where crafts and reproductions will not be admitted will be held July 14 in Burton, Ohio.

Learn how to make your summer picnic a bee free event

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The solution to annoying bees at your family barbecue may be to share your feast.

Zoning ordinances need facelift

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Zoning dates back to the late 1800s when land uses were first separated by law to protect residential areas from dangerous or unsightly practices.

Colonial Williamsburg preserving Ghent Treaty Box

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The historic box that carried the treaty ending the War of 1812, thus resolving the final hostilities between the United States and Britain, currently is undergoing conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.

Learn what it takes to run for the school board

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The Ohio School Boards Association is conducting a workshop for those who haven’t made up their minds whether to run for office or not.

Company makes farm biosecurity signs available

Thursday, July 5, 2001

ABS Global now has a sign that reads “Stop. Biosecure Area. Visitors by Appointment Only.”

Maggots in the chicken house

Thursday, July 5, 2001

An entomologist from Georgia says a certain not-so-picky maggot would be more than happy to help clean up commercial chicken houses.

Social issues influence agriculture

Thursday, July 5, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on what the farmer owes the consumer, and how consumer perceptions drive the market.

Dailey taps Buchy as assistant director

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Jim Buchy will manage the day-to-day operations of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, formulating, and shaping regulatory policy, and monitoring agricultural legislation.

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