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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.

Indiana bat research in Pa. draws national attention

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Pennsylvania Game Commission researchers have uncovered new information about a longstanding endangered species of bat.

USDA still fumbling with price reporting

Thursday, May 31, 2001

On May 14, AMS discovered a technical error in the computer program for the livestock mandatory price reporting system. Livestock markets were shocked by revelations that the errors had understated prices of boxed beef since the beginning of April.

Birth order may affect career interests

Thursday, May 31, 2001

A child’s place in the family birth order may play a role in the type of occupations that will interest him or her as an adult.

Interest in WWII is link to our roots

Thursday, May 31, 2001

The current fascination with WWII goes beyond nostalgia, to a craving for a “watershed, defining, bonding event.”

Asian automakers continue to set the quality mark

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Toyota’s Lexus Division continues to dominate other manufacturers in initial product quality, earning top honors in three out of the four segments in which it competes.

UN seeks $98 million to improve food safety measures

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization proposed setting up a $98 million fund to help the world’s least developed countries improve the safety and quality of their food products.

Gas prices affect tourism industry

Thursday, May 24, 2001

While long-term tourism is recession-proof, while gas prices are high some segments of the industry could face hard times.

New Pennsylvania historical markers approved

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has announced 28 new historical markers.

Be a wise owl, not a jackrabbit on the gas pedal

Thursday, May 24, 2001

You can’t change gasoline prices, but you can drive more efficiently and maintain your vehicle to lower your gasoline costs.

USDA OKs StarLink diagnostic kit

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The performance of the Strategic Diagnostics’ GMO Bt9 Maize Kit meets the manufacturer’s claims of the identification of one StarLink corn kernel in 10,000 corn kernels.

Guest Commentary: Our fear of “Frankenfood”

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Louise Fresco, assistant-director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Agriculture Department, writes about the credibility problem of biological agricultural science today, and how it is increasingly equated with threat.

Outstanding Hiland FFA’ers honored

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Hiland High School FFA recognized its outstanding members at the annual parent-member banquet May 11.

Carrollton FFA presents annual chapter awards

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Carrollton FFA chapter held its banquet on April 28.

Viets House hosts military display

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Cortland-Bazetta Historical Museum display features items on loan from area residents.

How high will gas prices go?

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Farmers especially see the effects of higher fuel prices.

Pa. Game Commission continues fawn study

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The two-year study became almost an instant hit with the public last year when researchers began posting weekly updates about the study’s unfolding drama on the game commission’s Web site at www.pgc.state.pa.us.

Conservation farm reaping rewards of environmental teamwork

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Landowner’s legacy is foundation for conservation and farm drainage research.

Wool growers’ coop arranges wool pool day

Thursday, May 24, 2001

This annual one-day Lawrence County Wool Growers wool marketing project attracts producers from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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