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Government intervention gets failing grade

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A reader comments on the Bush education policy that threatens new orgies of spending, legislating, centralizing, and reforming.

Ag e-commerce is a tricky business

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The online world of agricultural e-commerce has seen major changes in the past months as the dot-coms look for how to best add value for farmers and suppliers.

Hawken student turns senior project into triathlon victory

Thursday, July 26, 2001

An Ohio youth who competed in the Lamisil AT Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco June 10 not only won his age division, he came in 291 out of a field of 1,400. He needed a challenge for his senior project.

Barn Again program stresses restoration value and methods

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Geauga County’s Barn Again program will hold a two-day workshop Sept. 28-29 in Burton to provide information and ideas about preserving and restoring old barns, sugar houses, and other historic farm structures.

How about a spot of Tea Leaf?

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The design that swept the ironstone world in the late 19th century is now one of the top 10 collectibles. Tea Leaf Club International will meet Sept. 20-23 at French Lick Springs Resort , French Lick, Ind.

Barn ventilation progress keeps cows cooler

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Cornell University agricultural engineers have combined the latest technology in keeping cows cool in commercial barns using three tools not previously combined: a time-integrated variable environment controller, tunnel ventilation and an evaporative cooling process.

Keystone bred and proud of it: A tomato just for Pennsylvania

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A new hybrid variety developed for Pennsylvania is disease resistant and contains more antioxidants than other strains.

Correction

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Two errors appeared in the July 19 Farm and Dairy story on the Trumbull County Fair Junior Livestock Sale.

Licking County farmer preserves farmland

Thursday, July 26, 2001

John and Anne Hohmann signed a Deed of Agricultural Easement that ensures their 217-acre Clearview Farm will always remain agriculturally available.

Courts to rule on checkoffs legality

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The Livestock Marketing Association is amending its initial complaint seeking a beef checkoff referendum to ask a federal district court whether the checkoff is unconstitutional. The National Pork Producers Council has asked the same question.

Pennsylvania historical records available online

Thursday, July 26, 2001

The Archives Records Information Access System will enable Pennsylvanians and researchers from around the world to utilize the resources of the Pennsylvania State Archives right from their homes or local libraries through Pennsylvania Power Port, the official state Web site.

Economist: Read my lips – flat tax is saves U.S. farmers more money

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A Purdue University agricultural economist estimates a tax savings of more than $5,000 for many producers if Congress adopted a 20 percent federal flat tax.

Plant-incorporated protectant rules set

Thursday, July 26, 2001

EPA has adopted rules that clarify the agency’s role in the regulatation of those materials that enable a plant to protect itself that are derived from biotechnology.

EPA will review TMDL rule

Thursday, July 26, 2001

On July 16, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman filed a motion in the District of Columbia Circuit Court asking the court to hold action on the lawsuits over the rule for 18 months so the agency could revise the rule.

Rare candlestand lights up Roadshow as $150,000 find

Thursday, July 26, 2001

An 1765 table handed down from a grandmother was appraised as having been the nicest candlestand in Philadelphia at the time, and may be one of only about 15 left in existence.

Farm bill proposal retains flexibility

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A draft farm bill proposal by the U.S. House of Representatives retains a mix of popular features from the current farm bill, brings back features from the previous farm bill, and adds counter-cyclical payments to help farmers in times of low commodity prices.

Physicians need to advise patients on herbal products

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Physician understanding of patient self-treatment is essential when most people get their information from family and friends, and asking patients what they take may also open a dialogue about patient health concerns and the use of herbs.

Bill seeks tax credit for residential wind turbines

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Turbine manufacturers claim there are more than 20 million homes in America with an acre or more of land that would be suitable for one of these machines.

Pittsburgh History Center expanding

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The expansion, which will include a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Gallery and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, is expected to be complete in 2004.

Caspers show District Two champion

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The Floyd Casper family of Hycrest Farms in Carrollton, Ohio, showed the grand champion at the District Two Holstein Show, held July 14 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.

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