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Meals On Wheel needs support

Thursday, November 1, 2001

Columbiana County makes an appeal for support of United Way.

Ever wanted a bed and breakfast? Here’s your chance

Thursday, November 1, 2001

An OSU Extension seminar on “Establishing Your Bed and Breakfast Business,” will be held Nov. 13-14 in Marietta, Ohio.

Consumers seek health in organic foods

Thursday, November 1, 2001

“Organic Shoppers May Not Be Who You Think They Are” is a new white paper from the Food Marketing Institute with findings from their consumer attitude survey.

Soybeans hit hard by weather this year

Thursday, November 1, 2001

OSU researchers have found the presence of diseases was not high enough to dramatically affect yields.

Writing to correct misunderstandings

Thursday, November 1, 2001

The executive director of the Northeast Dairy Compact Commission writes to clarify possible misunderstandings about the compact reported in Farm and Dairy.

Three enter Natural Resources Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has honored Ralph Cobey, Frances Kitchen and Roger Conant with its highest honor.

Bred heifer tops Harvest Hills sale

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Windemere Lotto Wade, consigned by Farmore Farms, Burton, Ohio, sold for $3,150 to Hartline Valley Farms, Marietta.

Bt corn gets green light for seven more years

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Following a nearly two-year long review process, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved corn genetically modified with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for an additional seven years.

Food safety important at upcoming small farm conference

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The 18th annual Hydroponic Grower’s Conference will be Nov. 16-17 in Orlando, Fla. will be a likely forum for an intense discussion of the issue.

Local youths take top spots in KILE sheep contest

Thursday, October 25, 2001

As the Keystone International Livestock Exposition wrapped up weekend activity Oct. 7 at the State Farm Show Complex, junior sheep took center stage.

Want to start farming? Forages are key

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Michael E. Haubner, ag extension agent in Clark County, explains why he sees a future in agriculture for those who wish to do something other than sit on the seat of a big machine.

Pennsylvania, Ohio exhibitors win at KILE beef competitions

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Championships were awarded in the Hereford, Highland, Shorthorn, and Limousin competitions. Armstrong Farms of Saxonburg, Pa., was premiere Shorthorn exhibitor.

Our greatest risk is our own panic

Thursday, October 25, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on risk and the fact that we are a nation that jumps to conclusions and is prone to panic. Not everyone, she says, needs to rush out and buy gas masks and take antibiotics without evidence of a threat.

Graduate student discovers intact embryo in dusty artifact dinosaur egg

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Unearthed more than 30 years ago, the egg and its well-preserved nearly hatched embryo are just now getting scientific attention.

Antique tool collection focus of sale

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Planes and levels creating the most interest at the Hazen Auction service Oct. 13 sale of the Ralph Platt estate.

Rural Ohio enduring conflicting trends

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Today, 34 percent of Ohio’s 11.4 million residents live in townships, outside the boundaries of a city or village. That’s 3.86 million people, up from 2.7 million in 1960, when it was 12 percent of the state’s population.

Mixed bag or melting pot? U.S. population remains diverse

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The 2000 census figures show more ethnic diversity than ever, but sharp population divisions occurring in U.S. regions.

Russia lifts nine-day ban on U.S. meat imports

Thursday, October 25, 2001

USDA Foreign Agriculture Service officials were successful in dispelling Russian fears of of anthrax transmission from meat products from Florida, and U.S. producers breath easier.

Plants as weapons: Be aware, not alarmed

Thursday, October 25, 2001

OSU plant-disease specialist says anti-crop bioterrorism is a threat to the United States but not a “gigantic” one.

Foreign markets seek non-GMO crops

Thursday, October 25, 2001

The American Corn Growers Association urges farmers to meet the demands of foreign markets and the preferences of foreign buyers when they decide what crop varieties to plant.

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