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Ohio Fruit Growers Summer tour targets just one farm

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The Patterson Fruit Farm at Chesterland, Ohio, is a sixth generation fruit farm growing 45 acres of apples and strawberries, with a farm market, bakery, and gift room, and a seven-week Family Fun Fest in the fall.

Coyote control meeting set for May 22 in Canfield

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Beef, dairy, sheep and swine producers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone interested in coyotes and their habits are invited to participate.

Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame deadline near

Thursday, May 17, 2001

The ONR Hall of Fame inducts individuals, past and present, who have made significant contributions to Ohio’s natural resources through management practices, environmental education or scientific achievement.

Flies are more than just pesky

Thursday, May 17, 2001

According to an Iowa State entomologist, biting flies can adversely affect animal performance, and spread disease among your cattle.

Ohio wheat growers: Be on the lookout

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Powdery mildew is present in certain fields of susceptible varieties in north central and northeast sections of the state.

Go ahead, let the fox in the henhouse

Thursday, May 17, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about the advantages of cooperation across traditional ideological and economic barriers.

Funniest questions asked by tourists

Thursday, May 17, 2001

National Tourism Week reveals the kinds of questions often asked by tourists who have left their brains at home.

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.

Northeastern Ohio boasts one of the country’s largest arboreta

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Holden Arboretum at Kirtland encompasses more than 3,400 acres, and has trails through gardens, fields, woods, past ponds, and down into the valley. Tours are available.

USDA upholds roadless protections rule

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Veneman announces additional actions to address reasonable concerns to ensure responsible implementation.

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