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Primed at the pump and ready to go: Ethanol production could explode

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Now is a window of real opportunity for the ethanol industry to take its place in the national energy mix, according to Eric Vaughn, president and chief operating officer of Renewable Fuels Association, the national trade association for the domestic ethanol industry, who spoke to Ohio Farm Bureau leaders visiting Washington.

Clean homes have sweeping effects

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A University of Michigan study shows that the cleanliness of the home children grow up in predicts their educational attainment and earnings more than 25 years later.

Herbicide-resistant weed found in Ohio

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Ohio State University greenhouse studies recently confirmed the resistance of one shattercane population to herbicides.

Honor the women in your family

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March by finding your female ancestors.

Charlie Nash honored by Farmers Union

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Long-time Farmers Union supporter Charlie Nash of Ottawa, Ohio, has received the National Farmers Union Meritorious Service Award.

Farmers encouraged to use no-till to protect the soil for the future

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Don Reicosky, USDA-ARS soil scientist, and Carlos Crovetto, a Chilean no-till farmer, spoke at the Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference, March 6 at West Middlesex, Pa.

USDA is trying to rid market of StarLink

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The USDA, through its Commodity Credit Corporation, will purchase $15 to $20 million of hybrid corn seed from small corn seed companies to ensure corn seed with the protein Cry9C is not planted this spring.

Mahoning River consortium seeking new members

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Martin L. Schmidt, director of environmental remediation for the Cleveland-based URS Corporation, will speak at the next meeting.

Voinovich targets EPA, energy policy

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Sen. George Voinovich said what the Ohio Farm Bureau leaders wanted to hear when he met with them in Washington. He left them pleased if not satisfied.

Robotic milking setups have dairymen talking

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The idea of cows milking themselves intrigues every dairy farmer who is tied to the barn twice or three times a day.

Portage dairymen salute one of their own

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Portage County Dairy Committee bestowed its Sherman Brockett Honorary Dairyman Award March 6 to Alan Tomlinson and his wife, Tommie in recognition of the couple’s devotion to ag education and dairy promotion. Tomlinson died March 8 of cancer.

2002 Farm Bill work is under way

Thursday, March 15, 2001

U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee is conducting a lengthy hearing process with farm organization that, according to Chairman Larry Combest, R-Texas, still has a way to go before anything concrete takes shape.

Howland Community Church has annual antiques show

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The 39th annual show and sale sponsored by the church will be March 23-24.

Ag leaders plant seeds on Capital Hill

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Ohio Farm Bureau made its annual trip to Washington to visit with Ohio Congressmen and talk about ag policy.

Living in the shadow of Buckeye Egg

Thursday, March 15, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell discusses how the dark cloud that continues to hang over Buckeye Egg Farms casts a shadow over every farm in the state, regardless of size.

Intricate handiwork is art of the display

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Stitchery Showcase of entries in counted thread, canvas, surface stitchery, multimedia and quilting on exhibit April 26-29 at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.

The Great Moon Hoax resurfaces

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Moon rocks and common sense prove Apollo astronauts really did visit the Moon.

Remember basics while searching for your lifelong mate

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Choosing, rather than finding, a life partner can be well worth the time and effort invested in the process. Part five of our six-part series on relationships discusses the line between a date and a relationship.

Keep an eye out for foot-and-mouth

Thursday, March 15, 2001

U.S. livestock producers need to be on the alert and take precautions to keep the disease at bay. It could happen here.

Buttons, buttons … ‘billions’ of buttons

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Buckeye State Button Society will hold its annual show April 6-8 in Median.

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