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Land O’Lakes is buying Purina Mills

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Purina Mills will become part of Land O’Lakes Farmland Feed LLC according to a June 18 merger agreement.

We are short on common sense

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Reader disputes role of legislation and regulation in effective accidental injury reduction.

Animal cruelty charges filed in Ashtabula County horse incident

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Thomas Cole, of Monroe Township, Astabula County, was arraigned June 14 in Eastern County Court on two counts of animal cruelty and neglect.

Moline Tractor and Plow Co. has grand opening

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The living history exhibit of the John Deere Collectors Center – a membership association for enthusiasts interested in the nostalgia and legacy of John Deere – will open Aug. 10-11.

Old farmhouse becomes roach hotel

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Penn State researcher uses an old house on the Penn State farmland to study the social organization of cockroach populations.

Backyard fireworks aren’t worth losing your sight over

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Hospital emergency rooms treat thousands of people for fireworks-related injuries each Fourth of July holiday.

Most of these victims are children; most of the injuries are caused by backyard, “class C” fireworks.

Allergic reactions no link to StarLink

Thursday, June 21, 2001

An independent body of scientific experts will convene July 17-18 for a two-day public meeting to review a set of issues that EPA is considering as it reviews StarLink corn.

Ashtabula Arts Center to host concert series

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Free “Brown Bag” concerts will be held each Wednesday in Ashtabula and Thursday in Jefferson.

Be choosy in plant selection if you want to try wildflowers

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Who hasn’t wanted to try their hand at growing a few wildflowers after walking through the woods on a day in May or June? A forest floor carpeted with trilliums or lady slippers is an inspiring sight.

There are bright spots in the grain horizon: Demand, nonfeed uses on rise

Thursday, June 21, 2001

With corn prices as low as they are, there is potential for a significant rise in price if this expected big crop doesn’t materialize. It would be wise to use any price rallies to finish marketing the old crop.

Portraits in Progress: Cutting family ties to move farm 300 miles

Thursday, June 21, 2001

The Stoltzfus family moved Pennwood Farm from Lancaster County to Somerset County, Pa., to gain the room it needed to expand and modernize the dairy.

Today’s portraits of progress

Thursday, June 14, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the portrait of current Ohio agriculture portrayed in the first week of the “Farm and Dairy 2001 Progress Edition.”

Ohio budget looks tight for ag programs, OSU in 2002-03

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Historic funding levels for primary and secondary education – $1.4 billion – tightened Ohio’s two-year state budget for many programs, including agriculture.

Grazing tour hosted in Carroll Co.

Thursday, June 14, 2001

A grazing management and beef cattle improvement twilight tour will be held June 20 to tour a managed grazing operation, and highlight ways to improve grazing systems and beef cattle herds.

Cool weather slows spread of disease

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Cooler than normal temperatures in the week of May 27 to June 2 may have limited the occurrence of Fusarium head scab in Ohio winter wheat fields.

Crop insurance provides planting option

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Farmers who purchased crop insurance on corn have an option to put seed in the ground even now.

Panama collection opens at Penn State Fayette campus

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The Charles H. Wall Panama/Latin America Collection includes more than 300 books, videos, CDs and hand-made artifacts pertaining to Panama and Latin America.

A thrill a minute: Golden age of amusement park lives on

Thursday, June 14, 2001

An Ashtabula County couple donated their amusement park collection to Penn State University Libraries.

American Electric Power dedicates Miners’ Memorial

Thursday, June 14, 2001

Miners’ Memorial Park honors the men and women who mined coal in southeastern Ohio.

Army Heritage Center being planned

Thursday, June 14, 2001

The facility will bring the Army’s story to life through state-of-the-art displays showcasing the Army’s contributions in peace and war and will provide a focal point for educational activities and academic research.

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