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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.

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.

Ohio’s got goats, but where does the milk go?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Part I of a two-part series on marketing goat’s milk.

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.

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.

Additional ag funding gets nod in Senate

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Failing to get 60 votes to end debate and move to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s $7.4 billion bailout bill for farmers, senators went ahead and approved the House-approved $5.5 billion version.

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.

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.

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.

A record dry for July

Thursday, August 9, 2001

July 2001 set a new mark as the driest month on records since 1930, according to U.S. weather observer Ed Copeland, who reports from his home in southern Columbiana County.

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.

Scientists battling Mother Nature

Thursday, August 9, 2001

If the cloudy weather gets you down, just get rid of it; there’s a powder that can absorb the clouds’ moisture and stop the gloom.

Summit County livestock sale records fall

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Alisa Shenigo won a triple crown, of sorts, at this year’s Junior Livestock Sale, showing the reserve champion hog and the grand and reserve champion lambs. Jenny Blatt raised the 223-pound grand champion market hog that earned a record bid of $8.75 a pound.

Piccolo pain: The perils of band life

Thursday, August 2, 2001

There are about 25-30 common injuries that can occur to members of a marching band, and one of the most dangerous instruments to play is the piccolo.

‘Gearing up, throttling down’ saves fuel, keeps input costs lower

Thursday, August 2, 2001

The practice uses 15 percent to 25 percent less energy than operating tractors at full power with light operations such as planting, cultivating, spraying, and some light tillage that do not require full power.

Memories of war reunite rescuer, doctor

Thursday, August 2, 2001

A chance meeting has brought together two men who met for the first time 18 years ago when one was evacuating the other from the Island of Granada.

Antique engine explodes, killing 4

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Cliff Kovacic, 45, and his son, William, 27, both of Medina, along with Dennis Jungbluth, 58, and Alan Kimble, 46, both of the Litchfield area, were killed when the antique steam tractor Kovacic was bringing onto the Medina County fairground exploded.

Ohio OKs money to buy Beaver Creek easements

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Little Beaver Creek Nature Preserve will buy 1,350 acreas in Columbiana County.

Ag Committee OKs draft of new farm bill; boosts conservation

Thursday, August 2, 2001

“The Agricultural Act of 2001″ H.R. 2646, will go to the full House this fall. The Senate Agriculture Committee is just beginning work on its own version.

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