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Barn ventilation progress keeps cows cooler

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Cornell University agricultural engineers have combined the latest technology in keeping cows cool in commercial barns using three tools not previously combined: a time-integrated variable environment controller, tunnel ventilation and an evaporative cooling process.

Keystone bred and proud of it: A tomato just for Pennsylvania

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A new hybrid variety developed for Pennsylvania is disease resistant and contains more antioxidants than other strains.

Correction

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Two errors appeared in the July 19 Farm and Dairy story on the Trumbull County Fair Junior Livestock Sale.

Licking County farmer preserves farmland

Thursday, July 26, 2001

John and Anne Hohmann signed a Deed of Agricultural Easement that ensures their 217-acre Clearview Farm will always remain agriculturally available.

Courts to rule on checkoffs legality

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The Livestock Marketing Association is amending its initial complaint seeking a beef checkoff referendum to ask a federal district court whether the checkoff is unconstitutional. The National Pork Producers Council has asked the same question.

Pennsylvania historical records available online

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The Archives Records Information Access System will enable Pennsylvanians and researchers from around the world to utilize the resources of the Pennsylvania State Archives right from their homes or local libraries through Pennsylvania Power Port, the official state Web site.

Economist: Read my lips – flat tax is saves U.S. farmers more money

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A Purdue University agricultural economist estimates a tax savings of more than $5,000 for many producers if Congress adopted a 20 percent federal flat tax.

Pennsylvania toughens ATV, snowmobile driving registration law

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Starting this fall, ATVs and snowmobiles must be registered with the state in Pennsylvania.

U.N. report: Harness technology to improve world’s living conditions

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The United Nation’s new Human Development Report 2001 calls for harnessing new technologies to help transform the lives of the poor.

Alpaca breeding brings tax advantages

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Tax advantages found by breeding alpacas are contributing to the rise in their ownership in the United States.

Pezheads celebrate in Cleveland

Thursday, July 19, 2001

PEZ dispenser collectors gather for annual convention July 19-21.

Voters willing to pay share of conservation benefits from farms

Thursday, July 19, 2001

National poll shows Americans value U.S. food and will pay to protect farmland and the environment.

Angus breeders compete at state show

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Ohio Angus breeders paraded 109 females, 20 bulls and nine cow-calf pairs at the 2001 Ohio Angus Preview Show, June 30.

Physicians need to advise patients on herbal products

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Physician understanding of patient self-treatment is essential when most people get their information from family and friends, and asking patients what they take may also open a dialogue about patient health concerns and the use of herbs.

Bill seeks tax credit for residential wind turbines

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Turbine manufacturers claim there are more than 20 million homes in America with an acre or more of land that would be suitable for one of these machines.

Pittsburgh History Center expanding

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The expansion, which will include a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Gallery and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, is expected to be complete in 2004.

Caspers show District Two champion

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The Floyd Casper family of Hycrest Farms in Carrollton, Ohio, showed the grand champion at the District Two Holstein Show, held July 14 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.

PoleStock festival celebrates Robert Wilson’s “Poles” at Grailville

Thursday, July 19, 2001

It will be rededicated on July 22, and in a free festival of happenings, performances, and live music that will take place on the site at Grailville beginning at 3 p.m.

Fairmount Park named Pa. treasure

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park has been named Commonwealth Treasure for 2001. Ceremonies marking the 2001 designation will take place Oct. 9-10.

Population: Now 6,169,232,446 and climbing

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The U.N. Population Division says world population is currently growing at an annual rate of 1.2 percent, or 77 million people per year. The six countries that account for half of this annual growth are India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

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