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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.

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.

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.

Play ball – the old-fashioned way

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Stan Hywet sponsors two vintage league baseball teams, a fun and inexpensive alternative to major league action and a return to the game “the way it was meant to be played.”

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.

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.

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.

Corn growers push counter-cyclical plan

Thursday, May 10, 2001

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

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.

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.

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.

Taking a look at the cattle market

Thursday, May 3, 2001

According to a Purdue University extension marketing specialist, the second half of the year appears to be bright.

Freeze, then rain, tough on corn crop

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Early planted corn in central Ohio got socked by the frost, then the rain.

Vegetative mulch retains rain

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a cover crop, hairy vetch is better than plastic

German-imported cattle tested for BSE, all return negative

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a safety precaution, the cattle, had been restricted to their premises in Texas since March 1997.

Taking a picture of the sheep industry

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Charles Parker, executive director of the National Seed Stock Alliance, spoke to members of the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association meeting at Smithville, Ohio.

Dodging the dodgeball debate

Thursday, May 3, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about the lessons she learned playing the game experts are now trying to root out of school sport.

Hillsdale FFA wins at state

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The Hillsdale FFA dairy foods and agronomy teams both won their respective state competitions and will compete in the national FFA contest in Louisville, Ky., this fall.

Ohio alert for foot-and-mouth

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ohio Director of Agriculture Fred L. Dailey, does not believe it is inevitable that the disease will make its way into the United States, but the state is refining its battle plan should that ever happen.

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