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Scientists battling Mother Nature

Thursday, August 9, 2001

If the cloudy weather gets you down, just get rid of it; there’s a powder that can absorb the clouds’ moisture and stop the gloom.

Farm life inspires western Pa. author

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Beth Wehr of Evans City, Butler County, Pa., has written a book her adventures on her grandparents’ dairy farm, “Lessons Learned by a Farmgirl.”

Buckeye Egg cited again in new episodes

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The State of Ohio has gone to court with another round of contempt charges against Buckeye Egg for discharge violations, and is asking for jail time and penalties.

Questions of safety: Will Medina tragedy end steam shows?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

What will the fatal explosion of an antique steam tractor at the Medina County Fairgrounds mean for steam lovers? Are mandatory inspections a good idea?

Columbiana County junior fair market livestock sale nears $250,000 mark

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Hundreds of supporters boosted the Columbiana County Fair junior fair market livestock sale total to an unofficial record of $248,475.35. Bids of $6 a pound for both the grand champion steer and the grand champion hog helped.

U.S. sheep population down

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA reports a 2 percent drop in the U.S. sheep and lamb population from July 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001.

Shaker Woods festival adds attraction

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Eastern Ohio’s award-winning family craft festival is three weekends from Aug. 11-26. This year’s event will feature a new Shaker schoolhouse.

Single buyer defines goat milk co-op

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The Buckeye Dairy Goat Cooperative Association is a successful enterprise, but number of members is limited.

Take a trip along the Ohio trail

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Along the Ohio Trail: A Short History of Ohio Lands, ” the most-requested state document on Ohio lands, is available in a new version.

Greenfield Village’s Celebration of Emancipation, Aug. 4-5

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn will offer a weekend of African-Americation culture and traditions in celebration of the spirit of freedom.

Can yoga reduce epileptic seizures?

Thursday, August 2, 2001

A study at New York University Medical Center is is evaluating whether yoga can reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy and improve their emotional well-being.

Wheat acres fall while yields increase

Thursday, August 2, 2001

While yields per acre are up, production is down, primarily because most farmers can no longer afford to grow wheat.

Baseball and grilling beef issues

Thursday, August 2, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the many sides of limited vision, whether it be in athletes or in cattlemen.

ODA eases import curbs on bovine TB

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The Ohio Department of Agriculture rule has been amended to allow herds that have tested negative for tuberculosis within 12 months to enter the state. The original rule required herds to be free of the disease within six months prior to entry.

Baldwin serves time for animal cruelty

Thursday, August 2, 2001

After pleading guilty to 30 charges, Harlan Baldwin was sentenced to jail time, electronically supervised surveillance, probation, and community service. He was also prohibited from owning cows or horses, and fined $6,000.

Pa. feeder calf pool auction ups prices for small producers

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Calves consigned to the pool are vaccinated, weaned, wormed, and graded. They are then sorted into lots, and sold in late September. Consignment forms are due.

Havana bound

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling reports on ths recent trip to Cuba with a group of media sponsored by the Inland Press Association.

Ohio soybeans are dry, but crop could recover

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Seventy percent of the soybean crop has bloomed and 20 percent of the plants are setting pods. With timely rain the poor condition of the crop could recover.

Little known virus carried by bean leaf beetles causing new soybean losses

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The bean pod mottle virus, seen throughout the Midwest last year, is a little-known virus spread by a familiar insect – the bean leaf beetle. It causes reduction in seed quality and yield.

Religion may lower blood pressure

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Even when controlling for variables such as age and body mass index – two risk factors for high blood pressure – among African-Americans, those reporting higher levels of religious coping had lower blood pressure.

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