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Time to rethink agricultural policy

Thursday, June 28, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the fact that farmers have lost their empire and have not yet found their role.

Coshocton Co. ag enterprises on young farmer tour

Thursday, June 28, 2001

The Ohio Young Farmers summer tour will take place in Coshocton County July 20-22, featuring trucking, produce, cheese and dairy.

Schoenbrunn to host Moravian exhibit

Thursday, June 28, 2001

A special traveling photographic exhibit, John Valentine Haidt: A Life of Christ, will be on display July 6-29 in the Schoenbrunn Visitor Center audio-visual room.

Dargate Galleries: Auctioning off the auction

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Dargate Auction Galleries of Pittsburgh is going on its own auction block Sept. 7 as Larry and Carol Farley auction off their contollling interest in the gallery.

Crossbreeding for traits = profits

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Choice of breeds to be used in the cross depend on several factors, including the resources of the operation (the optimum level of milk production they can support) and the marketing program for the calf crop (specifically the targeted carcass merit endpoint).

Schoenbrunn Village hosts living history weekend, July 7-8

Thursday, June 28, 2001

Aspects of historic Indian culture presented by experienced 18th century Native American re-enactors will be featured.

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.

Famous Tucker automobile makes a rare appearance

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Swigart Antique Auto Museum hosts 2001 Tucker Club of America’s annual convention.

We are short on common sense

Thursday, June 21, 2001

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

Portraits in Progress: Equine industry making strides in Ohio

Thursday, June 21, 2001

According to a 1997 study by the American Horse Council Foundation, Ohio ranked seventh in the nation for number of horses and economic benefits from the equine industry. In that year alone, the equine industry directly added $776 million to the state’s economy.

Fire devours grain mill in Damascus

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Damascus fire chief, John Bricker, said 11 departments and approximately 100 firefighters responded to the early morning fire June 17.

West Virginia’s ag hall of fame receives new group of inductees

Thursday, June 21, 2001

West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame will have its 27th annual recognition dinner at 6 p.m. July 7, at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston, W.Va.

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