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Postal rates going up again

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The cost of postage raised on just about everything except the first-class stamp, that went up in January.

Hidden treasure: The real value of manure

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Ten Belmont County milk producers no longer take the value of their manure for granted.

Gloomy outlook for winter wheat

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The smallest wheat harvest since 1974 could produce the year where tighter supplies don’t translate into higher prices.

Practicing phenology: The art of gardening in rhythm with nature

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Phenology is a field of science concerned with the timing of natural living processes with weather events over a period of years. Studies in phenology focus on when plants bud, flower and fruit; when insects emerge; when frogs get active in spring; when lakes freeze and thaw; and when birds migrate.

Arson tip reward up to $25,000

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The Wayne County National Bank has pledged $13,000 in addition to that already offered for information leading to the arrest of the arsonist responsible for a recent string of barn fires in Wayne and Holmes counties.

Here comes the… wedding gown exhibit

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens will feature a unique exhibit of historic wedding gowns from 1866 through 1946.

Price reporting creates confusion

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The switch to Mandatory Price Reporting for livestock sales data has been rocky, but the new system has the potential to provide more detailed information price information, segmented by livestock weights and quality levels.

Mysterious ailment is killing foals and triggering abortions

Thursday, May 17, 2001

As of May 14, 442 aborted equine fetuses and stillborn foals have been submitted to the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center since April 28. At least 18 breeds have been affected.

Historic Clinton celebrates Memorial Day

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Activities include breakfast, parade, cemetery services, and a raffle.

Solar power system sends power back to grid

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Jean Bahr a University of Wisconsin professor of geology and environmental studies and an international authority on ground water, has installed an affordable, practical system into her Wisconsin home that transforms light from the sun into electricity, enabling her to meet a significant portion of her own electrical needs and to feed excess electricity into the Madison Gas and Electric power grid.

Sheep breeder plays role in Tunis recovery

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Jozi Best of Litchfield, Ohio, wants to bring the national Tunis sale to the Great Lakes Sheep and Wool Show and Sale in Wooster.

Joint custody can work if parents agree to cooperate

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Parents must develop strategies for successfully negotiating issues, such as guidance and discipline, respecting each other, and keeping children out of the middle.

The Great Depression stayed by photography

Thursday, May 17, 2001

“The Art of Humane Propaganda: Photographers of the Farm Security Administration During the Great Depression,” is a photographic documentary on exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art through Sept. 2.

Addressing hunger and environmental protection: agriculture and biodiversity linked

Thursday, May 17, 2001

New solution proposed in “ecoagriculture” to save biodiversity and to feed hungry populations is based on a new understanding of wildlife biology and ecology, on-the-ground experimentation, and major scientific advances in genetics, remote sensing, and other fields.

Managing forage for hay production good way to manage manure use, too

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Some grasses can be grown so as to optimize the uptake of a nutrient such as phosphorus from the soil.

Tissue, please: Leaf analysis tells a vegetable’s tale

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Every small fruit and commercial vegetable grower should have at least one complete plant tissue nutrient analysis from each field for each crop before harvests begin, said Virginia Tech horticulturist.

Anniversary celebrated with 104 miles of trees

Thursday, May 17, 2001

A record tree planting in northwest Ohio this spring will help reduce farmland soil erosion.

Market Outlook: Corn and bean confusion

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The market never really forgets about the demand side of the price equation.

USDA report no surprise

Thursday, May 17, 2001

New soybean crop is headed toward setting a record production.

Annual antique show features 45 dealers.

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The Woman’s Club of Hudson holds its 56th annual antique show, sale June 14-16.

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