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USDA shares grain transportation outlook

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Trucks remain the dominant mode of choice for transporting agricultural products to market. The weaker U.S. economy, high fuel costs, expensive liability insurance rates, and changing asset valuations have lowered profits.

Fall sniffles: The cure’s as bad as the condition

Thursday, October 4, 2001

School nurses believe that the “cure” for symptoms of nasal allergy may affect school performance in a way not all that different than if they were left untreated.

W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Photographs: “Dream Street” resurrects his “magnum opus”

Thursday, October 4, 2001

“Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Photographs,” an exhibition of work by one of the great photographers of mid-20th century American life, will open Nov. 3 at Carnegie Museum of Art.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Pressure-treated woods leach arsenic

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Structures using chromated copper arsenate treated wood have been considered safe for use by children, but recent tests of soil around some play equipment, however, have make this assumption questionable.

Washington’s Revolutionary War tent conserved in Colonial Williamsburg

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Gen. George Washington did not sleep under it, but he did plan the victory at Yorktown, the last major battle of the American Revolution, under it.

Mahoning County ag community loses friend

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Darrel A. Bacon, who spent a lifetime volunteering in youth, church and agricultural organizations, died at his New Springfield home Saturday, Sept. 29, following an extended illness. He was 82.

Ashland County Fair lamb gets $36 a pound bid

Thursday, October 4, 2001

The Ashland County Agricultural Society donated two 4-gallon butter churns commemorating the 150th Ashland County Fair that were sold for $1,000 each, with the proceeds donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort

Managing winter weed with herbicides

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Weeds such as common chickweed, henbit, purple deadnettle, and marestail (horseweed) have increased to the point that they require changes in herbicide management in some fields.

Tuscarawas County Fair junior fair sales top $280,000; averages stay high

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Bidders spent a $17,319 for the 55 lambs, $98,247 for the 214 hogs, and $115,217 for the 68 market steers.

Antique auction features Cleveland items

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Items from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Western Reserve Historical Society of Cleveland will be offered at the Oct. 6-7 DeFina Auction annual fall antiques and fine arts sale.

Peacemakers Quilt show is Oct. 12-14 in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The Beaver Valley quilt guild will present its seventh annual judged and juried show, “Autumn in the Park.”

Blue Ridge Pottery Show starts Oct. 4

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The 22nd annual Blue Ridge Pottery Show sponsored by the Blue Ridge Pottery Club will take place Oct. 4-6 on Main Street in Erwin, Tenn.

Pennsylvania’s autumn Web site up and running

Thursday, September 27, 2001

In autumn, Pennsylvania’s most popular leaf peeping resources are www.fallinpa.com and 800-FALL-IN-PA.

Bush envisions changes in farm policy

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The USDA has released “Food and Agricultural Policy: Taking Stock for the New Century.” The 116-page document represents Bush’s blueprint for future farm legislation, including the 2002 Farm Bill.

Picasso exhibition opens Oct. 28 at Cleveland Museum of Art

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The approximately 36 paintings and all of the nine drawings featured in “Picasso: The Artist’s Studio” encompass a large range of styles – realist, cubist, symbolist, surrealist, abstract and classical – and span Picasso’s lengthy career, from as early as 15 until two years before his death at age 91.

Composting could have helped Buckeye Egg

Thursday, September 27, 2001

A Mansfield reader comments on what Buckeye Egg could have done with a composting system.

Stark County farm tour set Oct. 7

Thursday, September 27, 2001

The 12th annual Stark County Farm Bureau drive-it-yourself tour will consist of five stops, including A & J Farms, Kridler Gardens, Motts Greenhouse, Park Farms/St. Peters site, and Raber Dairy Farms.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Heartland AgVenture unveiled in Ohio

Thursday, September 27, 2001

New nonprofit venture hopes to generate ag ideas and more farm profit.

David Frew to take about 1926 Lake Erie shipwreck

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Frew will present a slide presentation on the sinking of the steamship Gerken Oct. 3 at the Trumbull County Public Library.

Terrorist act could hurt U.S. agriculture

Thursday, September 27, 2001

Shifts in national priorities could leave the farm bill and commodity support at the bottom of the list.

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