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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.

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.

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.

Take a trip along the Ohio trail

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Along the Ohio Trail: A Short History of Ohio Lands, ” the most-requested state document on Ohio lands, is available in a new version.

Fuel economy standards program need retooling

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A new report from the National Academies’ National Research Council makes recommendations for changes. in Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

Learn about Gettysburg this summer

Thursday, August 9, 2001

There are a variety of free programs and a lot to see at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

A record dry for July

Thursday, August 9, 2001

July 2001 set a new mark as the driest month on records since 1930, according to U.S. weather observer Ed Copeland, who reports from his home in southern Columbiana County.

Scientists battling Mother Nature

Thursday, August 9, 2001

If the cloudy weather gets you down, just get rid of it; there’s a powder that can absorb the clouds’ moisture and stop the gloom.

USDA creates new guidelines for livestock reporting program

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA has announced new confidentiality guidelines for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Program which will increase the number of reports available.

Questions of safety: Will Medina tragedy end steam shows?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

What will the fatal explosion of an antique steam tractor at the Medina County Fairgrounds mean for steam lovers? Are mandatory inspections a good idea?

Buckeye Egg cited again in new episodes

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The State of Ohio has gone to court with another round of contempt charges against Buckeye Egg for discharge violations, and is asking for jail time and penalties.

Columbiana County junior fair market livestock sale nears $250,000 mark

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Hundreds of supporters boosted the Columbiana County Fair junior fair market livestock sale total to an unofficial record of $248,475.35. Bids of $6 a pound for both the grand champion steer and the grand champion hog helped.

Who won?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A poem about a 4-H lamb project by Julie B. Herron, 4-H Youth Agent in Columbiana County.

Sweet summer treats

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A new exhibit featuring Isaly’s Dairy is open at the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center in Pittsburgh.

Shaker Woods festival adds attraction

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Eastern Ohio’s award-winning family craft festival is three weekends from Aug. 11-26. This year’s event will feature a new Shaker schoolhouse.

Single buyer defines goat milk co-op

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The Buckeye Dairy Goat Cooperative Association is a successful enterprise, but number of members is limited.

Parenting 101: Unplugged

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Lorain County dairyman Jim McConnell, a frequent Farm and Dairy contributor who has not contributed his writing in some time, surfaces once again commening on parenting.

USDA issues conditional license for West Nile virus vaccine for horses

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA issued a conditional license to Fort Dodge Laboratories of Fort Dodge, Iowa, for a vaccine intended to aid in the prevention of disease in horses caused by West Nile virus.

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