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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.

Grazing the hills for profit

Thursday, June 28, 2001

“There are two things free in this world,” says dairy producer Bill Watkins of Morristown, Ohio, “sunlight and rain. Why not take advantage of them and graze your animals?”

Debunking myths about medicine during Civil War

Thursday, June 28, 2001

The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the war and of the way huge numbers of wounded were cared for.

What qualifies as a family farm?

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Guest commentator Richard Levins, professor and extension agricultural economist at the University of Minnesota and a senior fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, writes about the critical definition of “family” farms.

Gypsy moths moving closer to oak groves

Thursday, June 28, 2001

This year 43 of Ohio’s 88 counties are under quarantine, which means they are infested and all nursery stock and timber must be inspected before exported out of those counties.

Edible plastics for bales? Corn zein used to make wrapping films

Thursday, June 28, 2001

An Illinois researcher has created an edible, biodegradable corn zein film that has plastic qualities and is highly water-resistant.

Zoar Village to demonstrate how life used to be

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Costumed volunteer interpreters will be stationed in each of the village’s 10 museum buildings July 7-8, to give visitors a glimpse of daily life in this former religious communal society.

Partial cut preserves Canfield woods

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Harold Lehman of Canfield gave the Northeast Ohio Forestry Association a chance to take a twilight tour of his woods before the cutting begins.

Fast, inexpensive ways to lower your summer cooling bills

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Suggestions are offered from the CertainTeed Home Institute.

Round up some fun at Rafter M. Rodeo

Thursday, June 28, 2001

What once seemed to be the tradition of rugged Texans and cowboys of the wild west, the lure of rodeo is attracting more and more fans each year. That “cowboy way” is alive and well in Belmont County, Ohio.

Hartville farm gives easement to nature center

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Thomas and Margaret Raff Hague of Canton have donated the development rights from their 100-acre farm in Lake Township to The Wilderness Center in Wilmot, Ohio.

Annual Ox Roast scheduled July 6-8 at Mesopotamia

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Up to 6,000 pounds of beef will be roasted eight to nine hours over hot coals for the event, which is held each year to help fund the volunteer fire department.

Holstein Invitational winners released

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Grand champion female at the District II Open Invitational Holstein Show at Tiscarawas Cpimtu Fairgrounds was the 5-year-old, Shaland Integrity Mallory, sired by Robthom Integrity, and exhibited by Hycrest Farms, Floyd Casper and family, Carrollton, Ohio.

Armyworms may march into your fields

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Purdue entomologists predict that when the spring armyworm infestation is over, another invasion of fall armyworms could arrive.

Hummingbirds need your help this summer

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Some facts and tips about hummingbirds, how to attract them and how to assist them.

But what did the Navajo weaver get?

Thursday, June 28, 2001

An extremely rare 19th century Navajo blanket was appraised at up to half a million on Antique Road Show.

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