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Consumer confidence tumbles in April

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index tumbled nearly eight points in April.

Planting Christmas memories

Thursday, May 3, 2001

About the only time there isn’t something that has to be done on a Christmas tree farm, says Mike Dittmer of Dittmer’s Tree Depot at Atwater, is in the few weeks right after Christmas.

Ohioans picked to help draft CAFO regs

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ohio Agriculture Director Fred L. Dailey announces the Livestock Environmental Permitting Program advisory committee.

‘GNO for Good:’ A cut above the rest

Thursday, May 3, 2001

A new ‘do does more than to raise the spirit of one woman. It gives another woman and her family a new lease on life.

Ohio Bull Test sale averages are up

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ninety-eight bulls sold for an average of $1,642 at the 32nd annual Ohio Performance Tested Bull Sale April 21.

Vegetative mulch retains rain

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a cover crop, hairy vetch is better than plastic

Blind climber takes on trip to top Everest

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Erik Weihenmayer will make history as he leaves Base Camp in his quest to become the first blind person to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Movie plots often reflect real life

Thursday, May 3, 2001

A good love story resonates with audiences in part because they reflect plot lines that turn up over and over again in real life: stories of first love, sacrifice, rescue, postponement, and more.

Freeze, then rain, tough on corn crop

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Early planted corn in central Ohio got socked by the frost, then the rain.

Dodging the dodgeball debate

Thursday, May 3, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about the lessons she learned playing the game experts are now trying to root out of school sport.

Hillsdale FFA wins at state

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The Hillsdale FFA dairy foods and agronomy teams both won their respective state competitions and will compete in the national FFA contest in Louisville, Ky., this fall.

‘Seven Sisters’ quilt made for raffle

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The 17th annual Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Show will be held June 8-9 at the John D. Rockefeller Career Center in New Cumberland, W.Va.

Taking a picture of the sheep industry

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Charles Parker, executive director of the National Seed Stock Alliance, spoke to members of the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association meeting at Smithville, Ohio.

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.

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.

Washington State study proves organic apple orchards competitive

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The Washington State University study compared the economic and environmental sustainability of conventional, organic and integrated growing systems.

Still time to attend free-range poultry workshop

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Herman Beck-Chenoweth will conduct a hands-on course May 10-12 at his research farm in Creola.

China association to hold convention

Thursday, April 26, 2001

White Ironstone China Association’s seventh national convention will be held May 3-6 in historic Worthington, Ohi

Biodiesel found in more and more tanks

Thursday, April 26, 2001

In the past year, as pure soy biodiesel licensed to a number of manufacturers by the National Biodiesel Board has gained more general acceptance, the amount of soy oil being burned as automotive fuel has skyrocketed.

Is E. coli coming to your county fair

Thursday, April 26, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell issues a call to action to fair officials before the upcoming fair season.

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