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Politics, not producers, steering agriculture

Thursday, March 29, 2001

A reader stresses that agriculture is no longer a profession of farmers. It is a government institution fraught with bureaucrats, lobbyists and all the mud and muck of politics.

Planning important: Summer camp can be an adventure

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Separation is a part of growing up. Camp can be an opportunity to give a child independence in safe, structured surroundings with caring adults.

Boggs, Springers are recognized

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Ashtabula County Dairy Banquet recognized local dairy farmers for their outstanding milk production achievements.

The 1040 blues: Tax time brings out the procrastinators and evaders

Thursday, March 29, 2001

While procrastinating may cost many taxpayers who receive refunds, even many of those who owe tax upon filing fail to act “penny-wise” by doing just the opposite – not procrastinating.

Medina County Fair trying to regroup in wake of E. coli panic

Thursday, March 29, 2001

The 155th Medina County Fair will be held at the same location it’s been held since about 1920, even after the E. coli outbreak at last year’s fair.

New view of public education

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Ohio State University President William E. Kirwan proposes a new education paradigm that views public education as one seamless system that begins with pre-school and continues through graduate school.

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.

Two inducted into Licking Agricultural Hall of Fame

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The late Clayton Oyler of Union Township and Henry Whitehead from the Granville area were recently recognized as 2001 inductees.

Pool raiding is siphoning big bucks

Thursday, March 22, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell coments on Cam Thraen’s article concerning the distribution of funds from Milk Order 33 and the funds it is taking out of the pockets of local dairy producers.

Stark County student art exhibit opens with awards

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The Canton Museum of Art’s 10th annual Stark County High School Art exhibition will open March 25, featuring original two- and three-dimensional works by area high school students.

Outdoor burning: Know the law and heed the rules

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Ohio regulations for burning debris outdoors differ between suburban and rural areas

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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