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Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires jointly buy World Wide Sires

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Accelerated Genetics and Select Sires created a 50-50 joint venture to purchase World-Wide Sires. It will operate as a stand-alone venture.

Medina Co. youth pay tribute to accident victims

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Medina County 4-H and FFA youth donated $21,063 to the steam engine explosion victims’ fund from the sale of their market livestock animals during this year’s Medina County Fair.

Butler Farm Show: Altmeyer’s annual purchase got expensive

Thursday, August 16, 2001

For the fifth year in a row, John Altmeyer of Altmeyer Custom-Fab Trailers of Butler made the final bid for the grand champion market hog at the junior fair livestock sale of the Butler Farm Show.

Fluids key to managing heat

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Fifty-five to 75 percent of the body’s weight is water; the brain is 70 percent water; blood is 82 percent water; and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. And you wonder why drinking lots of fluids is a smart idea in extreme heat?

Pennsylvania’s Elk Expo is Sept. 29-30

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The first Pennsylvania Elk Outdoor Expo will be held Sept. 29-30, during the most spectacular time for elk watching within the 835-square-mile elk range in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Schoenbrunn hosts log architecture program

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia will offer a special program on log architecture in America Aug. 18.

Jess Aller breeds her goats for the spotlight

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Ohio dairy goat breeder Jess Aller is concentrating on merchandising rather than milk to make money from her herd.

Guest Commentary: When family business transition makes no sense

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Virginia Tech farm management expert David M. Kohl voices tough questions families need to face to secure the future of their farm transition.

Livestock sale raises $2,000 for world hunger

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Ashtabula County 4-H program started a new program this year to allow 4-H livestock clubs raising market animals to do an international project.

House farm bill proposal gives relief

Thursday, August 16, 2001

New farm bill legislation proposed by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee may not put all financially-stressed farms into the black, but will provide some relief.

Investigation points to crown shield

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Steam experts say it was an exposed crown shield that triggered the explosion of the 1918 Case steam traction engine on the Medina County Fairgrounds July 29.

Learning to talk with the land

Thursday, August 16, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell acknowledges the great divide between rural cowboys and cappuccino drinkers, but observes there is much they have in common.

Dankfest showcases pioneer crafts

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Harmony Museum in western Pennsylvania presents Dankfest Aug. 25-26, a festival created to preserve crafts and around-the-home skills that were part of 18th and 19th century pioneer and rural life.

Goat dairy designed around success

Thursday, August 16, 2001

There is one successful, large-scale goat milk processor and marketer in Ohio, one of the few that have managed to establish this kind of business in the whole country.

Ohio’s got goats, but where does the milk go?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Part I of a two-part series on marketing goat’s milk.

New work may identify unknown agents of mad cow disease

Thursday, August 9, 2001

One prion protein can spark the formation of other unrelated prions similar to the protein thought to cause “mad cow” and other diseases of mammals and man.

Medina explosion cause unknown

Thursday, August 9, 2001

As the investigation into the explosion of an antique steam tractor on the Medina County Fairground continues, the accident has claimed a fifth victim.

U.S. sheep population down

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA reports a 2 percent drop in the U.S. sheep and lamb population from July 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001.

Additional ag funding gets nod in Senate

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Failing to get 60 votes to end debate and move to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s $7.4 billion bailout bill for farmers, senators went ahead and approved the House-approved $5.5 billion version.

Dargate Auction Galleries: Auction featured Pittsburgh artists

Thursday, August 9, 2001

While Pennsylvania buyers snapped up treasures from the first three days of the July sale, Internet buyers from eBay Live Auctions and iCollector.com provided some bidding rivalry on the last two days of the auction.

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