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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State-of-the-art technology can clean wastewater from swine production

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Japanese state-of-the-art technology for treating municipal wastewater has been adapted to replace lagoons on a hog farm.

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.

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.

At 394 bushels, he ‘sure knows how to raise corn’

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Francis Childs of Manchester, Iowa, the four-time national corn growers’ contest winner in the non-irrigated class, was guest speaker July 18 at the 2001 Lawrence Conservation Crop Day at Sankey’s Feed Mill north of Plain Grove, Pa.

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.

Should the penny be discontinued?

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Recently, there has been significant debate over whether to keep the penny as part of U.S. currency or to discontinue production of the penny.

New buyers snag three champions

Thursday, July 26, 2001

Chuck LaBlanc, who bought the Petersburg Marina last October, came to the Carroll County Fair Junior Livestock Sale with his partner Greg Turner, ready to bid. They spent $67,000.

This week, it’s time to give thanks

Thursday, July 26, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about last week’s Firestone Test Center open house, and about the latest class of inductees in the Columbiana County Agricultural Hall of Fame that includes former long-time Farm and Dairy editor Elden R. Groves.

Haviland collectors gather for annual conference

Thursday, July 26, 2001

From The Brilliant Period, to Haviland patents, to restoration, to early catalogs, the collectors conference concentrated on the procelain and pottery produced by the Haviland family.

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.

Correction

Thursday, July 26, 2001

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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