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Brown Swiss in high demand

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Rita Kennedy, Butler, Pa., a member of the national Brown Swiss Association Board, reports on annual board meeting.

Food Quality Protection Act speeded up

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The American Farm Bureau Federation calls last-minute settlement to speeds up EPA’s implementation “a slap in the face to ranchers and farmers.

Let a smile be your umbrella: a way to bridge the political chasm

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Columnist Dale Wildman writes looks with approval at the bipartisian appeal of President George W. Bush and at the need for political civility.

USDA funds lamb and goat marketing project

Thursday, February 1, 2001

A marketing network for lamb and goat producers in the Northeast, from Maine to West Virginia, is being created at Cornell University.

Penn-Ohio Boat Show sails into Eastwood Expo

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The 15th annual Penn-Ohio Boat Show will be held Feb. 2-4 in Niles featuring fishing tackle and pro anglers.

Tiffany lamp brings $26,450 in online auction

Thursday, February 1, 2001

ewolfs’ January art and antiques auction drew a final bid of $26,450 on a Tiffany Turtleback Glass Pendant Shade lamp.

Justice for the justice department

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The nomination of Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general shows that Bush is serious about cleaning up the justice department.

Pa. farmers could get a big tax break

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The Pa. Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Farmland Preservation is stepping up its campaign to purchase agricultural conservation easements.

Not enough signatures for beef referendum

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The USDA announced Jan. 17 that not enough valid petitions were received to require a referendum on the beef checkoff.

Pa. to build new livestock center

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently released $5.6 million for the construction of a new Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center.

Cows aren’t ordering takeout; they prefer to eat frozen dinners

Thursday, January 25, 2001

More beef cattle are eating frozen food this winter. And that’s good, says a University of Missouri forage specialist.

Early 2001 hog prices will dip, but fall prices harder to predict

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If hog slaughter increases 4 percent to 5 percent this fall, compared to fall 2000, widening spreads between live hog and wholesale pork values will likely result in Iowa-southern Minnesota hog prices averaging in the upper $20s.

Bush’s plate may be too full for ag issues

Thursday, January 25, 2001

President Bush has so many competing priorities he’s unlikely to advocate major changes in ag policy.

Natural gas prices hammer farmers

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Farmers are facing major input price increases with no immediate sign of relief ahead because of rising production costs associated with natural gas.

Forest management needs attention

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Who’s running the nation’s forest management program? Editor Susan Crowell questions recent decisions made in Washington.

Fuel-efficient vehicles are possible

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If they can develop a small piece of plastic you use to talk to people half way around the world, then battery-operated vehicles, with small engines running generators to recharge these batteries, could produce vehicles that would travel 200 miles per gallon.

Biologists give Darby good report card

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Ohio Department of Natural Resources biologists report finding a variety of mussels in the Big Darby Creek.

Beekeeping help for novice, veteran

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Programs are planned in western Pennsylvania for both the beginning and the experienced beekeeper.

Holstein USA CEO resigns

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Stephen R. Kerr, executive secretary and CEO of Holstein Association USA, submitted his resignation to the association board last week.

Judge halts termination of pork checkoff

Thursday, January 25, 2001

A federal judge in Michigan has temporarily stopped the pork checkoff from getting dismantled.

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