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Foot-and-mouth disease hits European farmers’ clout as well as pocketbook

Thursday, June 7, 2001

President of the Belgian farmers union said the economic impact of the disease has been enormous, but psychologically, it has been even worse.

What is the farmers’ contribution?

Thursday, June 7, 2001

In a guest commentary, R.L. Kohls ag economist from the Purdue Extension, writes about the farmer’s share of the food dollar.

Rare, 4-foot bloom smells like rotting fish

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The titan arum bloom may be only the 12th recorded bloom in the United States.

USDA tilts prices for butter and powder

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The USDA announced May 31 that its Commodity Credit Corporation will increase the price it pays for butter by 19.99 cents to $0.8548 per pound, and decrease the price of nonfat dry milk by 10.32 cents to 90 cents per pound, effective immediately. The cheese prices will not change.

Worker protection training mandatory

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Handlers and workers must have training when they first begin their job, then at least once every five years. The training includes pesticide handling and safety, emergency procedures and preventing pesticide exposure.

Historical sites in northeast Ohio open

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The 10 Ohio Historical Society landmarks that mark Ohio history in the northeast section of the state are open for the travel season.

Zehnder wins dairy poster contest

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The grand-prize winner of the Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters poster contest was Katie Zehnder from Mrs. Milajecki’s class at St. Aloysius in East Liverpool.

National park exhibit comes to Canton

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit at the McKinley Museum in Canton presents 43 large-format color panoramic photographs that capture the majesty of National Parks and monuments.

Horseman’s Council towpath ride big success

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Bill Baker of the Stark County Horseman’s Council thanks everyone who helped make the annual Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail ride a success.

Ohio’s electric cooperatives break ground for western Ohio power plant

Thursday, June 7, 2001

A 510-megawatt facility will be owned by National Power Cooperative and will be built and operated by a division of American Electric Power, through an agreement with National Power Cooperative.

Baldwin pretrial hearing held to establish court dates

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Series of court dates are set between July 1 and July 27 in the case against Harlan Baldwin on charges of animal cruelty.

Washboard music festival scheduled June 15-17

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The only remaining operating washboard factory inspires an international music festival in Logan, Ohio.

Armyworms invade pastures, cropland

Thursday, June 7, 2001

They have marched across Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky, but farmers in Ohio won’t see the armyworm larvae for another couple of weeks.

Salem farmers’ market set to open

Thursday, June 7, 2001

A Saturday morning, open air farmers’ market will open June 16 in the parking lot on the corner of East State Street and North Ellsworth Street

Dargate auction brings record bids

Thursday, June 7, 2001

World record price established for American artist Marion Greenwood at $27,025.

Horseman’s Council towpath ride big success

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Bill Baker of the Stark County Horseman’s Council thanks everyone who helped make the annual Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail ride a success.

Slow-growing crops vulnerable to slugs

Thursday, June 7, 2001

It remains to be seen if the slowly developing crops can outgrow slug feeding this year.

Guest Commentary: Don’t pinch on health insurance

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Even if things are tough on the farm, you cannot afford to be without health insurance.

Pa. forestland not hurt by longwall mine subsidence

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Study found only localized subsidence-related stresses in woodlands in southwestern Pennsylvania.

USDA still fumbling with price reporting

Thursday, May 31, 2001

On May 14, AMS discovered a technical error in the computer program for the livestock mandatory price reporting system. Livestock markets were shocked by revelations that the errors had understated prices of boxed beef since the beginning of April.

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