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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It will be rededicated on July 22, and in a free festival of happenings, performances, and live music that will take place on the site at Grailville beginning at 3 p.m.
Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park has been named Commonwealth Treasure for 2001. Ceremonies marking the 2001 designation will take place Oct. 9-10.
The U.N. Population Division says world population is currently growing at an annual rate of 1.2 percent, or 77 million people per year. The six countries that account for half of this annual growth are India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.
The man whose name is synonymous with the Ohio Farmers Union, former executive director Charlie Nash, died July 14.
Quilt Odyssey 2001, an annual quilt show and symposium will be held Aug. 2-5, exhibiting quilts from Canada, Japan, England, the Netherlands, and from all over the United States. There will also be an antique quilt show.
The annual tour of hometown gardens, homes, and historical sites in the historical village of Mount Pleasant will be Aug. 4-5.
An ARS scientist has perfected a method of processing rice flour mixtures that when fried will closely mimic potatoes.
ODNR combines divisions of mines and reclamation and oil and gas.
Asked basic fourth grade-level history questions, teens didn’t know many important historical facts.
In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on analysis by the vice president of research of the American Insititute of Baking on what’s new in the world of food.