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USDA tilts prices for butter and powder

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The USDA announced May 31 that its Commodity Credit Corporation will increase the price it pays for butter by 19.99 cents to $0.8548 per pound, and decrease the price of nonfat dry milk by 10.32 cents to 90 cents per pound, effective immediately. The cheese prices will not change.

Antique car show expected to draw 400 vintage vehicles

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The Antique, Classic & Collector Car Show on Father’s Day, at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardents is organized by the Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America.

New green maps track environmental landmarks with icons

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The latest green map was released last month in Santa Monica, but more than 100 communities worldwide have their own versions.

Washboard music festival scheduled June 15-17

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The only remaining operating washboard factory inspires an international music festival in Logan, Ohio.

Baldwin pretrial hearing held to establish court dates

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Series of court dates are set between July 1 and July 27 in the case against Harlan Baldwin on charges of animal cruelty.

Ohio’s electric cooperatives break ground for western Ohio power plant

Thursday, June 7, 2001

A 510-megawatt facility will be owned by National Power Cooperative and will be built and operated by a division of American Electric Power, through an agreement with National Power Cooperative.

What is the farmers’ contribution?

Thursday, June 7, 2001

In a guest commentary, R.L. Kohls ag economist from the Purdue Extension, writes about the farmer’s share of the food dollar.

Dargate auction brings record bids

Thursday, June 7, 2001

World record price established for American artist Marion Greenwood at $27,025.

Pa. eliminates bottleneck for farmland preservation

Thursday, June 7, 2001

A new law amending the Agricultural Security Area Law allows counties to preserve tracts of farmland that extend into adjoining counties.

Worker protection training mandatory

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Handlers and workers must have training when they first begin their job, then at least once every five years. The training includes pesticide handling and safety, emergency procedures and preventing pesticide exposure.

Farming New Fields: Hambel digs for gold in Glouster

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Southeastern Ohio and eastern Ohio are uniquely suited for cultivating wild herbs like ginseng. At least one Athens County farmer is taking the art of “wildcrafting” herbs very seriously.

Erie County Boy Scouts win Pa. Envirothon

Thursday, May 31, 2001

A team from North East High School in Erie County won the 18th annual Pennsylvania State Envirothon.

Senate switch creates new ag chair

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Sen. James Jeffords’ decision to leave the Republican Party has one profound implication for agriculture.

Geauga Co. tackles foal loss rumors

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Get the details on the causes of equine abortion at a special meeting in Geauga County June 11.

Guest Commentary: Don’t pinch on health insurance

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Even if things are tough on the farm, you cannot afford to be without health insurance.

‘The stories behind the faces

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Carnegie Museum of Art presents Portrait/Self Portrait: Prints and Drawings from the Museum’s Collections – five centuries of important works on paper.

Adults say it’s ‘freaky;’ teens say it’s ‘cool’

Thursday, May 31, 2001

The beads, colored hair, and piercing are this generation’s way to be unique. Every generation has something, and every generation of adults is shocked by it. It is part of life.

Historical society in Wellsville opens for summer tours

Thursday, May 31, 2001

The Wellsville Historical Society will open its museum for Sunday tours through Aug. 26.

USDA removes import restrictions for certain European Union countries

Thursday, May 31, 2001

U.S. import restrictions are being lifted for the following EU countries where no cases of foot-and-mouth disease have been reported: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

Beyond slapping: Mosquito strategies

Thursday, May 31, 2001

While it’s hard to completely avoid being pestered by mosquitos, there are some things you can do to slap them down.

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