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DEP completes report on effects of underground mining in Western Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 12, 2001

The report supplements the 1999 report and confirms reports of damage to 173 more properties. The percentage of undermined properties with damage has decreased.

New population center claims more sheep than people

Thursday, April 12, 2001

2000 U.S. Census results place Edgar Springs, Mo., population 190, as the new population center of the United States.

USDA budget increased for protection against disease

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman authorizes an additional $32 million to protect the United States against foreign diseases in her FY 2002 proposed budget.

Early planting has its advantages and problems

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Purdue corn specialist says that while the calendar may heralds winter’s recent end, the first days of spring are often iffy for field work.

NPPC seeks injunction to stop more harassment

Thursday, April 12, 2001

The pork producers went back to court April 6 after the March 26 occupation of NPPC’s Washington offices that was led by the Campaign for Family Farms and their member organizations including the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.

Meet Janie Jenkins: A lady with a special place in her heart reserved for her horses

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Horses have been a central theme in Jenkins’ life, running like threads through the fabric of her 78 years. At every important moment, there has somehow been a horse involved.

USPS issues joint Nobel Prize stamps

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Sweden Post and the U.S. Postal Service have jointly issued Nobel Prize commemorative stamps in both the United States and Sweden on the centennial of the first awards.

FAPRI leader looks optimistically at legislative action on farm bill reform

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Farm bill discussion must include debate on how much it takes to sustain U.S. agriculture says policy analyst.

Pa. assists counties with mosquitoes

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Multi-agency task force creates a $3.3 million grants program to assist counties with mosquito surveillance and control in an effort to detect and control mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus.

Reclaiming Ohio’s land: ODNR commits to record number of abandoned mine land projects

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ will put out for bid this summer 38 projects in 19 eastern and southeastern Ohio counties.

Warren library to host public program about the Civil War

Thursday, April 12, 2001

County Historical Society president Wendell Lauth will lecture April 21 on “The Civil War and Trumbull County.

Farmers could be in for ‘slug’fest

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Farmers need to scout for slugs as soon it warms up and fields are dry enough for walking.

Pa. Grange opposes premium pooling

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Says state milk marketing board plan to pool part of Class I premium is not in the interest of most dairy farmers.

“Facilities for Roadside Markets” is now available

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Cornell University publication is a planning tool for those considering a roadside market.

First conference for Ohio’s black farmers provides many opportunities

Thursday, April 12, 2001

The first-ever conference for black farmers in Ohio will be held April 21 at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio.

‘Pass It On Day’ a hubbub of yard sales in Fredonia

Thursday, April 12, 2001

The 9th annual community event featuring yard and garage sales plus special events will be May 5.

Annual public auction to benefit Erie 4-H members

Thursday, April 12, 2001

The 22nd annual Public Auction to benefit the Erie County 4-H Youth Development Program will be held

Get in the game: Prevent school violence

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Guest commentary by Matthew Kaplan, assistant professor of agricultural education at Penn State, looks at how community tragedy can be averted with connections.

Purebred shows held at Ohio Beef Expo

Thursday, April 12, 2001

Results of the purebred cattle shows held at the Ohio Been Expo March 16-18 at the Ohio Expo Center.

Exports are important, but they can’t solve current farm problem

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Guest commentary by Willard Cochrane, chief agricultural economist to President John F. Kennedy and professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, discusses the economics of farm exports.

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