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Funniest questions asked by tourists

Thursday, May 17, 2001

National Tourism Week reveals the kinds of questions often asked by tourists who have left their brains at home.

Arson tip reward up to $25,000

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The Wayne County National Bank has pledged $13,000 in addition to that already offered for information leading to the arrest of the arsonist responsible for a recent string of barn fires in Wayne and Holmes counties.

Practicing phenology: The art of gardening in rhythm with nature

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Phenology is a field of science concerned with the timing of natural living processes with weather events over a period of years. Studies in phenology focus on when plants bud, flower and fruit; when insects emerge; when frogs get active in spring; when lakes freeze and thaw; and when birds migrate.

Flies are more than just pesky

Thursday, May 17, 2001

According to an Iowa State entomologist, biting flies can adversely affect animal performance, and spread disease among your cattle.

Addressing hunger and environmental protection: agriculture and biodiversity linked

Thursday, May 17, 2001

New solution proposed in “ecoagriculture” to save biodiversity and to feed hungry populations is based on a new understanding of wildlife biology and ecology, on-the-ground experimentation, and major scientific advances in genetics, remote sensing, and other fields.

USDA report no surprise

Thursday, May 17, 2001

New soybean crop is headed toward setting a record production.

Hidden treasure: The real value of manure

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Ten Belmont County milk producers no longer take the value of their manure for granted.

Here comes the… wedding gown exhibit

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens will feature a unique exhibit of historic wedding gowns from 1866 through 1946.

Joint custody can work if parents agree to cooperate

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Parents must develop strategies for successfully negotiating issues, such as guidance and discipline, respecting each other, and keeping children out of the middle.

Mysterious ailment is killing foals and triggering abortions

Thursday, May 17, 2001

As of May 14, 442 aborted equine fetuses and stillborn foals have been submitted to the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center since April 28. At least 18 breeds have been affected.

Ohio Fruit Growers Summer tour targets just one farm

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The Patterson Fruit Farm at Chesterland, Ohio, is a sixth generation fruit farm growing 45 acres of apples and strawberries, with a farm market, bakery, and gift room, and a seven-week Family Fun Fest in the fall.

The Great Depression stayed by photography

Thursday, May 17, 2001

“The Art of Humane Propaganda: Photographers of the Farm Security Administration During the Great Depression,” is a photographic documentary on exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art through Sept. 2.

Solar power system sends power back to grid

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Jean Bahr a University of Wisconsin professor of geology and environmental studies and an international authority on ground water, has installed an affordable, practical system into her Wisconsin home that transforms light from the sun into electricity, enabling her to meet a significant portion of her own electrical needs and to feed excess electricity into the Madison Gas and Electric power grid.

Gloomy outlook for winter wheat

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The smallest wheat harvest since 1974 could produce the year where tighter supplies don’t translate into higher prices.

Market Outlook: Corn and bean confusion

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The market never really forgets about the demand side of the price equation.

Norwayne FFA awards top members

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A moment of silence was observed during the annual member recognition banquet in memory of George R. Smith as a friend and staunch supporter of the 4-H and FFA programs in Wayne County.

USDA upholds roadless protections rule

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Veneman announces additional actions to address reasonable concerns to ensure responsible implementation.

Iowa CornCam has Web visitors grinning ear-to-ear

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Once again, visitors from around the world will be able to log onto their Internet browsers, sit back and witness one of nature’s wonders: a crop of corn growing in eastern Iowa.

Leave cute baby creatures alone, they’re not abandoned

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources warns that the best of intentions often lead to bad results when people pick up young animals, instead of leaving them where they were found.

Budget policy fits farmers’ needs

Thursday, May 10, 2001

House and Senate budget negotiators have committed an extra $79 billion to agriculture.

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