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USDA removes sheep from Vermont farms

Thursday, March 29, 2001

The quarantined sheep, imported from Belgium and the Netherlands in 1996, were placed under certain federal restrictions when they entered the country. They will now be euthanized.

Elder care hurts work performance, adds stress

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Employees who are caregivers for elder dependents report lower work performance than those employees whose dependents are children, a new study has found.

51 Ohio counties are eligible for USDA Emergency farm loans

Friday, March 23, 2001

The designation of disaster county makes all qualified family-sized farm operators in both primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest EM loans from the Farm Service Agency.

How to get your marriage off to a successful start

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Part six our series discusses the beginnings of a successful marriage.

Most hogs are sold via contracts

Thursday, March 22, 2001

More than half of the hogs sold in January were priced by a formula, according to a checkoff-funded research survey. Companies in the survey accounted for 86.9 percent of federally inspected slaughter during that time.

Pork producers in 17 states can join lawsuits filed against vitamin makers

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lawsuits have been filed against certain manufacturers of vitamins, alleging a long-running international conspiracy to fix, raise and maintain inflated prices of certain bulk vitamins and vitamin products.

Producers with excess manure are listing it on Web

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A Michigan extension agent has joined with Michigan State University in an attempt to allow producers to broker manure on an MSU Web site.

Ohio Spring Dairy Expo is March 29-31

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The Spring Dairy Expo at the Ohio Expo Center will feature an American Dairy Association & Dairy Council Mid East barbecue and the PDCA Judging Conference.

Step up to the plate: Make youth sports programs more fun for the kids

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Penn State professor of Family and youth resiliency has produced a series of booklets on Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience.

Ohio inventor wins a gold medal

Thursday, March 22, 2001

“Quickchange 2000″ has won for Dennis Dick of East Sparta, Ohio, a gold medal in the agricultural implements category at the 2000 Inventors Congress in Minnesota.

Indiana may salt away popcorn ranking

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lower prices resulted in a nearly 27-percent drop in harvested acres of popcorn in Indiana for 2000, and as a result, the state may lose its place as the nation’s leading popcorn producer.

Weather factors aid rise of hog prices

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Cash prices for live hogs are running from the low- to mid-$40 per hundredweight range, a $5-$6 cwt. increase since mid-February.

Handling grief at workplace may be simple as listening

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Sometimes people are not as sensitive as they could be when coworkers are experiencing grief, says a University of Illinois Extension educator in family life.

Help for ‘working lands’: Governors push conservation effort

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A coalition of governors say a more effective conservation program would help combat suburban sprawl, protect wildlife habitat, and help reduce air and water pollution.

Atlantique City show is biggest ever

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The antiques industry’s premier megafair. ‘Atlantique City,’ is set for March 24-25 in the Atlantic City Convention Center, and will again be larger than last year.

Historic Bible part of PSU special exhibit

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A deluxe edition of “The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible,” designed and illustrated by Barry Moser highlights exhibit in Special Collections Library.

NFU appears before ag committee

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The primary goal should be economic stability and opportunity, the National Farmers Union testifies.

Get your antique appraised at the Village road show

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Historic Roscoe Village will be hosting its own version of the popular Antique Road Show April 4 with appraisals by Sam Schnaidt.

Western Pa. home to new wind farm

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The 15-megawatt Mill Run Wind Project to be built along more than a mile of ridge-top pastureland in Fayette County will create enough clean energy to power about 5,700 homes.

Celebrate legacies of Ohio women

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Whether they encouraged a famous pair of brothers to take flight or boldly challenged slavery, Ohio women have many stories waiting to be discovered.

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