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Copeland weather: Temperatures were normal for the first half of the year

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The temperature was normal for the first six months of this year, according to Edwin R. Copeland, U.S. weather observer, reporting from his post in southern Columbiana County.

U.S. ag trade surplus up significantly

Thursday, July 12, 2001

During the first half of FY 2001 the surplus in U.S. agricultural trade grew to $9.4 billion, almost $2 billion more than in the same period last year.

EPA rule a plus for Midwest ethanol

Thursday, July 12, 2001

For the first time, Midwest refiners will receive credit toward their carbon monoxide reduction.

USDA error results in $42 million to $54 million loss to cattle industry

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Cattle producers suffered a $42-54 million loss because of errors in USDA’s price reporting system.

Form From Fire: Chihuly glass sculpture to illuminate Dayton Art Institute

Thursday, July 12, 2001

A Dale Chihuly exhibition — Form From Fire — will open July 21 at the Dayton Art Institute featuring more than 100 objects from Chihuly’s most beloved series.

USDA quick to revamp livestock mandatory price reporting program

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The USDA is making improvements to ensure more accurate and complete collecting, disseminating and reporting of market data by the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Guest Commentary: History teaches us to value freedom

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Commentary from a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force reminds us that the survival of democracy depends on an educated public, especially when it concerns constititional rights.

USDA research preserves historic flag

Thursday, July 12, 2001

USDA wool experts are helping save the flag that inspired our national anthem.

Will your farm business outlast you?

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Estate planning and wealth preservation: Who will reap the harvest of your life’s work and sacrifices. Editor Susan Crowell encourages all landowners to think about estate planning today.

Hot rods ride into Ohio Expo Center

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The Ohio Expo Center presents the Goodguys/PPG Hot Rod and Custom Car Nationals July 13-15.

Wetland mitigation isn’t working; reports calls for tough reforms

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Ohio expert who served on National Research Council committee says wetland loss still outweighs gain.

Hats off to United Local Junior High

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Students at United Local Junior High in Columbiana County are continuing a project of gathering supplies and toys for orphans in Belarus and Russia.

Interest rates on student loans reach all-time lows

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Student loan interest rates have dropped up to 2.2 percentage points – reaching historic lows and offering lower payments to millions of borrowers.

McKinley Museum offers three-day summer science class

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Park It class for second and third graders will teach them how to find their way around the woods.

Ethanol bandwagon has room for one more

Thursday, July 5, 2001

Those booming for ethanol production in Ohio say that even though the wagon is getting crowded, there is still plenty of time for Ohio farmers to hop on.

Dairy program calling all producers

Thursday, July 5, 2001

A July 19 program will show producers how to manage “price risk” and learn about diary options and futures markets.

Noah’s Lost Ark expands sanctuary

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The grand opening for the exotic animal sanctuary’s large cat and carnivore compound will be July 7.

New livestock judging method puts education back in the ring

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The “systems analysis” method of market livestock project evaluation has been adopted by the Lake County junior fair livestock committee and will be used this summer at the Lake County Fair. This approach attempts to put more objectivity into the subjectivity of judging and doesn’t encourage the ethics violations that creep into the business of “showing” animals.

Early crop has sweet corn growers pickin’ and grinnin’

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The southern Ohio crop is 10 days ahead of schedule, and two or three weeks earlier than the rest of the state.

Outdoor antique show and sale scheduled at Westlake

Thursday, July 5, 2001

The Clague House Museum, built in 1876, will be the setting for the July 8 show.

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