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Going ‘Wading’ in Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Wade collectors came to Pennsylvania earlier this summer from Canada, Washington state, California and many other points to swap information and examples of Wade pottery.

Learning to talk with the land

Thursday, August 16, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell acknowledges the great divide between rural cowboys and cappuccino drinkers, but observes there is much they have in common.

Guest Commentary: When family business transition makes no sense

Thursday, August 16, 2001

Virginia Tech farm management expert David M. Kohl voices tough questions families need to face to secure the future of their farm transition.

Butler Farm Show: Altmeyer’s annual purchase got expensive

Thursday, August 16, 2001

For the fifth year in a row, John Altmeyer of Altmeyer Custom-Fab Trailers of Butler made the final bid for the grand champion market hog at the junior fair livestock sale of the Butler Farm Show.

House farm bill proposal gives relief

Thursday, August 16, 2001

New farm bill legislation proposed by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee may not put all financially-stressed farms into the black, but will provide some relief.

Goat dairy designed around success

Thursday, August 16, 2001

There is one successful, large-scale goat milk processor and marketer in Ohio, one of the few that have managed to establish this kind of business in the whole country.

Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center breaks ground near Mansfield

Thursday, August 16, 2001

The Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center recently broke ground for the center’s J.M. Smucker Company 90-seat indoor auditorium and library.

Buckeye Egg cited again in new episodes

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The State of Ohio has gone to court with another round of contempt charges against Buckeye Egg for discharge violations, and is asking for jail time and penalties.

U.S. sheep population down

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA reports a 2 percent drop in the U.S. sheep and lamb population from July 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001.

Dargate Auction Galleries: Auction featured Pittsburgh artists

Thursday, August 9, 2001

While Pennsylvania buyers snapped up treasures from the first three days of the July sale, Internet buyers from eBay Live Auctions and iCollector.com provided some bidding rivalry on the last two days of the auction.

USDA creates new guidelines for livestock reporting program

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA has announced new confidentiality guidelines for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Program which will increase the number of reports available.

First cloned sheep born in America

Thursday, August 9, 2001

“Pickles,” the first lamb to be cloned in North America, was born July 22. There have already been clones of dairy and beef cattle as well as domestic pigs born in the United States.

USDA issues conditional license for West Nile virus vaccine for horses

Thursday, August 9, 2001

The USDA issued a conditional license to Fort Dodge Laboratories of Fort Dodge, Iowa, for a vaccine intended to aid in the prevention of disease in horses caused by West Nile virus.

Fuel economy standards program need retooling

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A new report from the National Academies’ National Research Council makes recommendations for changes. in Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

Who won?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

A poem about a 4-H lamb project by Julie B. Herron, 4-H Youth Agent in Columbiana County.

Columbiana County junior fair market livestock sale nears $250,000 mark

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Hundreds of supporters boosted the Columbiana County Fair junior fair market livestock sale total to an unofficial record of $248,475.35. Bids of $6 a pound for both the grand champion steer and the grand champion hog helped.

Learn about Gettysburg this summer

Thursday, August 9, 2001

There are a variety of free programs and a lot to see at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Farm life inspires western Pa. author

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Beth Wehr of Evans City, Butler County, Pa., has written a book her adventures on her grandparents’ dairy farm, “Lessons Learned by a Farmgirl.”

Medina explosion cause unknown

Thursday, August 9, 2001

As the investigation into the explosion of an antique steam tractor on the Medina County Fairground continues, the accident has claimed a fifth victim.

New work may identify unknown agents of mad cow disease

Thursday, August 9, 2001

One prion protein can spark the formation of other unrelated prions similar to the protein thought to cause “mad cow” and other diseases of mammals and man.

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