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Sheep industry opposes WTO decision

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body overturned a 1999 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has prompted the United States to impose import restraints on lamb meat imports.

Farm bill debate demands attention

Thursday, May 10, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.

With herbicides, it’s no rain, no gain

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Herbicides applied at planting need a half inch to 1 inch of rainfall within seven to 10 days, and more rain is needed in overly dry soils.

Ohio budget illustrates party splits

Thursday, May 10, 2001

State representatives spoke at the annual Columbiana and Mahoning county ag leaders’ breakfast May 4.

Student life during the Depression

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A new oral history project at the University of Illinois is helping to recover the routine and preserve the ordinary through the memories of Depression era undergraduates.

Rhinestone jewelry will be on exhibit

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, buttons, pins and even tiaras of half a century ago and older is on display at the Buhl House in Zelinople through June.

Hemlocks are dying in Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Although experts are putting the blame on the hemlock wolly adelgid, the answer isn’t that simple.

Budget policy fits farmers’ needs

Thursday, May 10, 2001

House and Senate budget negotiators have committed an extra $79 billion to agriculture.

Iowa CornCam has Web visitors grinning ear-to-ear

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Once again, visitors from around the world will be able to log onto their Internet browsers, sit back and witness one of nature’s wonders: a crop of corn growing in eastern Iowa.

Leave cute baby creatures alone, they’re not abandoned

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources warns that the best of intentions often lead to bad results when people pick up young animals, instead of leaving them where they were found.

Manure spill damages stream

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A Wayne County landowner applying liquid manure through an irrigation system had manure ran down both sides of a knoll into Steele Ditch, resulting in resulted in a damaged stream, loss of aquatic life and five miles of upset land owners.

Northeastern Ohio boasts one of the country’s largest arboreta

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Holden Arboretum at Kirtland encompasses more than 3,400 acres, and has trails through gardens, fields, woods, past ponds, and down into the valley. Tours are available.

Play ball – the old-fashioned way

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Stan Hywet sponsors two vintage league baseball teams, a fun and inexpensive alternative to major league action and a return to the game “the way it was meant to be played.”

Baileys named outstanding woodlot owners

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Northeast Ohio Forestry Association met recently for the 29th annual banquet and benefit auction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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