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FCS plan offers more choices

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The president and chief executive officer for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America writes to refute an Alan Guebert column.

Planting corn is a game of inches

Thursday, April 26, 2001

With planting season just around the corner, a few hours in the machine shed can save the disappointment of lost yields at harvest.

Carroll beef alliance starts Round II

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The Carroll County Ohio Premium Beef Cattle Producers have made a few changes to the way they will cooperate to improve the genetics and marketability of their cow-calf operations, and are about to breed a second round of calves.

Fighting foot-and-mouth disease.

Thursday, April 26, 2001

British scientists call for a form of rapid, preemptive slaughter known as “ring culling.”

Pork producers may post 2001 profits

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Kansas State University James Mintert expects cash hog prices in the benchmark Iowa-southern Minnesota market this year to average in the low $40s per hundredweight.

Horsin’ around just comes naturally for this crew

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Mahoning County’s newest 4-H club, The North Jackson Corral Crue started out a family affair, but now has 10 youth, ranging in age from 8 to 16.

Foot-and-mouth could still impact pork exports and prices

Thursday, April 26, 2001

According to Kansas State University agricultural economist James Mintert, “If foot-and-mouth becomes more widespread, it could provide a boost to U.S. pork exports,” Mintert said. “Conversely, if FMD enters the U.S., it could result in pork-importing countries restricting U.S. access to their markets.

Scientists develop phosphorus index to control runoff

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The index can be used to predict the risk of phosphorus runoff from pastures fertilized with animal manure or commercial fertilizers

It doesn’t sound or smell like a Harley!

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Harold Benich of Albion, Pa., has build a diesel powered motorcycle from genuine Harley-Davidson parts and a diesel engine scrapped from an old Miller welder. It smells like French-fried potatoes, and sounds like a tractor.

Get a glimpse of Amish life in Ohio

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus will open April 26 the exhibit, “Made By Loving Hands: Amish Children’s Clothing, Toys and Quilts,” from the Thomas and Marsha French collection

Secondary insects can be primary pests

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Wireworm, white grub and seed corn maggot are known as secondary insects only because the total economic damage caused by them is low. In some cases, any one of those insects can become a field’s primary pest.

Amphora collectors gather for event

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The second conference on Amphora glass was held last month in Meadville, Pa.

Get hooked on hooking rugs

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The Cross Creek Farm Rug Hooking School will hold a guest day and a hooked rug show May 3 from 1-7 p.m. at the Punderson Manor, Newbury, Ohio.

Wildlife council approves hunting, trapping seasons

Thursday, April 19, 2001

The Ohio Wildlife Council has approved deer regulations for 2001, and established fall hunting and trapping seasons. The most notable change involves the reduction in standard antler length.

Economist: USDA crop report is same old story

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Producers holding out hope for higher corn and soybean prices may find no optimism in world crop report.

Ohio Watercolor Society presents watermedia exhibit

Thursday, April 19, 2001

The National Watermedia Exhibition 2001, features the work of over 80 artists will open at the Canton Museum of Art April 27

Spring plowing at Roger Shira’s place

Thursday, April 19, 2001

The Central Ohio Draft Horse Association was out in force over the first full weekend in April at Roger Shira’s farm on Cassell Road, south of Fredericktown.

Family-A-Fair comes to Kent-Ashtabula

Thursday, April 19, 2001

The schedule of events for the May 5 extension fair will includes Ashtabula County’s own version of Family Feud.

OSU poultry team earns honors

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Four members of the 2001 OSU Poultry Judging Team won eight top 10 team and individual honors at the 54th annual Southern Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest in Baton Rouge, La.

Wayne County dairy producers lauded

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Spring Run Farm is the county’s top Ayrshire herd and is also the fifth-ranked Ayrshire herd in Ohio.

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