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Oak picked as nation’s top tree

Thursday, May 10, 2001

With nearly a half million votes logged, the oak received more than 100,000 votes in the National Arbor Day national tree poll.

Manure spill damages stream

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A Wayne County landowner applying liquid manure through an irrigation system had manure ran down both sides of a knoll into Steele Ditch, resulting in resulted in a damaged stream, loss of aquatic life and five miles of upset land owners.

Corn growers push counter-cyclical plan

Thursday, May 10, 2001

National association proposes giving growers the support they need – only when they need it.

Start scouting: It may be another bad year for insects in the alfalfa fields.

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Scouting the best defense agains the alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers now showing up in area alfalfa fields.

Northwestern FFA honors members

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Andrea Keener was recognized with the Dekalb Award

Compact’s future rests on the Hill

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Legislation introduced to extend the Northeast Dairy Compact and to create a Southern Dairy Compact.

USDA upholds roadless protections rule

Thursday, May 10, 2001

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

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.

Pork board looking for new leader

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The National Pork Board is moving forward with its search for a new chief executive officer.

Guest Commentary: Don’t back away from biotechnology

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Emerson Nafziger, crop production specialist with University of Illinois Extension, writes about the unfortunate tendency to condemn GM crops before their benefits have been realized.

Ohio leads nation with 220 Tree City USA communities

Thursday, May 10, 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Ohio has retained its standing as the nation’s leader in the number of Tree City USA communities.

Canfield Fair boosts premiums for top hay and grain entries

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.

Sheep industry opposes WTO decision

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body overturned a 1999 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has prompted the United States to impose import restraints on lamb meat imports.

Farm bill debate demands attention

Thursday, May 10, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.

Study shows benefit of mastitis control

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Wisconsin dairies with serious subclinieal mastitis problems are up to seven times more likely to have antibiotic residues in their milk than producers with herds that have a low incidence of mastitis, according to the study.

Krug, Hodge earn Dekalb awards

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The annual Waynedale FFA member recognition banquet honored Star Greenhands, Star Chapter Farmers, Honorary Chapter Farmer, and crowned a new FFA queen.

Ohio budget illustrates party splits

Thursday, May 10, 2001

State representatives spoke at the annual Columbiana and Mahoning county ag leaders’ breakfast May 4.

With herbicides, it’s no rain, no gain

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Herbicides applied at planting need a half inch to 1 inch of rainfall within seven to 10 days, and more rain is needed in overly dry soils.

Rhinestone jewelry will be on exhibit

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, buttons, pins and even tiaras of half a century ago and older is on display at the Buhl House in Zelinople through June.

Hemlocks are dying in Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Although experts are putting the blame on the hemlock wolly adelgid, the answer isn’t that simple.

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