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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.

The Great Moon Hoax resurfaces

Thursday, March 15, 2001

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

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.

Ashland Dairy Unit honors top herds

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Ashland County Dairy Service Unit held its annual meeting, and recognized Ayers Farm and GEM Hill Farm as top herds for 2000.

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.

USDA announces programs for apple growers, wool and mohair producers

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Sign up for the Apple Market Loss Assistance and Wool and Mohair Loss Assistance programs have begun.

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.

The life of Lake Erie is full of ups and downs

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Naturalists say Lake Erie is not in decline, that change in the water level are inevitable and have varied considerably over the historical life of the Lake.

Buttons, buttons … ‘billions’ of buttons

Thursday, March 15, 2001

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

Learn about organized crime

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Author Allan May will discuss organized crime at March 21 Warren library talk.

Video opens eyes to cow comfort

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Neil Anderson, a veterinarian in the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, spoke on ergonomics in the workplace of the cow at the March 7 Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference at North Canton.

Railfan weekend on track for May 18-20

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The 34th annual Railfan Weekend will be held at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Pocahontas County, W.Va.

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.

Not a Merestead without Murray Grays

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A farm is not a farm without cattle, or so John Beese thought when he went looking for a breed to bring home in the late 1980s.

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