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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.

These wheels turn exceedingly slow

Thursday, May 31, 2001

It’s time for Ohio residents and officials to get serious about farmland preservation. That is, if we’re really serious about it, comments Editor Susan Crowell.

Interest in WWII is link to our roots

Thursday, May 31, 2001

The current fascination with WWII goes beyond nostalgia, to a craving for a “watershed, defining, bonding event.”

Livestock brings home the bacon

Thursday, May 24, 2001

In 2000, gross income from meat animals was up 16 percent.

Conservation farm reaping rewards of environmental teamwork

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Landowner’s legacy is foundation for conservation and farm drainage research.

Truman Library hosts mini Mount Vernon

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Mount Vernon in Miniature, on display in Independence until Sept. 23, was created by a group of miniaturists, artisans, and “George enthusiasts,” has traveled throughout the United States.

New Central Ohio area code approved

Thursday, May 24, 2001

An overlay area code to relieve the 614 number crush.

Quality, not quantity, of child care is what impacts children

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Researchers affiliated with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development organization met recently to review new findings in a 10-year study of more than 1,300 children.

Before the results could be substantiated and debated, the findings were released that 17 percent of children who spent more than 30 hours a week in child care were rated as aggressive.

Asian automakers continue to set the quality mark

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Toyota’s Lexus Division continues to dominate other manufacturers in initial product quality, earning top honors in three out of the four segments in which it competes.

USDA OKs StarLink diagnostic kit

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The performance of the Strategic Diagnostics’ GMO Bt9 Maize Kit meets the manufacturer’s claims of the identification of one StarLink corn kernel in 10,000 corn kernels.

Researchers “grow” pharmaceuticals

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Rutgers University scientists have developed a way to use living plants to reliably and inexpensively manufacture biologically active compounds ranging from human insulin to cancer-fighting supplements.

Failed wheat crop may test Congress

Thursday, May 24, 2001

In the face of a total crop failure in wheat country, will Congress finally stand firm on its long-held resolve to quit throwing out its own budget by voting in farm disaster aid?

Be a wise owl, not a jackrabbit on the gas pedal

Thursday, May 24, 2001

You can’t change gasoline prices, but you can drive more efficiently and maintain your vehicle to lower your gasoline costs.

Carrollton FFA presents annual chapter awards

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Carrollton FFA chapter held its banquet on April 28.

Farmers caught between costs, prices

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Allen Lines, OSU agricultural economist says that high costs and low prices are beginning to temper optimism among Ohio farmers Without the government program there would be a lot of farmers in financial deep water.

It hurts to even think about it!

Thursday, May 24, 2001

There are many triggers for a headache, but have you ever given any thought to what actually causes the pain? According to www.headache.com.au, it is commonly believed that headaches are the result of irritation to nerves and pain-sensitive structures in the head and neck regions.

Reducing bacteria improves pigs’ gain

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Electronic pasteurization of nursery diets can improve pig performance with minimal costs.

Gas prices affect tourism industry

Thursday, May 24, 2001

While long-term tourism is recession-proof, while gas prices are high some segments of the industry could face hard times.

Internet users in Asia/Pacific to surpass U.S. surfers

Thursday, May 24, 2001

According to a new report, The Global Market Forecast for Internet Usage and Commerce: Based on Internet Commerce Market Model, the Asia/Pacific region (excluding Japan) is forecast to exceed 240 million Internet users within four years.

More time, more foals and still no explanation

Thursday, May 24, 2001

As of May 21, the number of aborted fetuses and dead foals submitted for testing to the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center since April 28 broke the 500 mark at 528.

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