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Fairmount Park named Pa. treasure

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park has been named Commonwealth Treasure for 2001. Ceremonies marking the 2001 designation will take place Oct. 9-10.

Alpaca breeding brings tax advantages

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Tax advantages found by breeding alpacas are contributing to the rise in their ownership in the United States.

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.

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.

Voters willing to pay share of conservation benefits from farms

Thursday, July 19, 2001

National poll shows Americans value U.S. food and will pay to protect farmland and the environment.

Longtime OFU leader, Charlie Nash, died July 14

Thursday, July 19, 2001

The man whose name is synonymous with the Ohio Farmers Union, former executive director Charlie Nash, died July 14.

Pezheads celebrate in Cleveland

Thursday, July 19, 2001

PEZ dispenser collectors gather for annual convention July 19-21.

Trumbull County cattleman suspects rustlers

Thursday, July 19, 2001

A Trumbull County beef producer discovered 12 head of feeder calves missing from his pasture earlier this month.

Collectors donate rare pottery to Colonial Williamsburg

Thursday, July 12, 2001

The Henry and June Weldon collection of English pottery, widely regarded as the finest collection of its kind in the world, has been donated to Colonial Williamsburg.

Start and end with soil test: Using manure on forage crops is a balancing act.

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Cropland has traditionally been used as the best place to dispose of manure. But the use of forage cropland may allow more versatility in providing a larger window of opportunity for manure application.

Salem couple donates ag easement

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Roy and Jodi McCullough of Salem, Ohio, are the first landowners in northeast Ohio to donate an agricultural easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Children of Chernobyl visit United States

Thursday, July 12, 2001

An ongoing project called “The Children of Chernobyl” brings youth from the former Soviet Union to visit the United States each summer.

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.

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