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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.

Smithfield buys Moyer Packing

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Smithfield Foods board, saying says processing earnings have doubled, votes to increase shares in anticipation of a stock split.

Atrazine not causing groundwater pollution

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The herbicide atrazine isn’t causing groundwater pollution, but its effect on surface water is another question.

Gypsy moth treatments planned for May 7

Thursday, April 26, 2001

More than 38,000 acres in Ashland, Ashtabula, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties are targeted for aerial treatment.

Staying on Survivor Island in latest economic downturn rerun

Thursday, April 26, 2001

David Kohn, professor of farm management/ag economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, offers a few tips to assist in economic belt tightening.

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.

Farmer shares dairy mission statement

Thursday, April 19, 2001

James Comp of Dorset explains the guidelines under which he operates his dairy farm.

Penn State imposes biosecurity policy

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Visits to university dairy, beef, swine, sheep, deer and equine facilities will be by appointment only.

Farmer shares dairy mission statement

Thursday, April 19, 2001

James Comp of Dorset explains the guidelines under which he operates his dairy farm.

First 72 hours critical for calves

Thursday, April 19, 2001

It is easy in all the excitement and rush of calving season to overlook some basic management procedures that affect the calf for the rest of his life.

Pork expo canceled; dairy expo will go on

Thursday, April 19, 2001

The National Pork Producers Council has canceled the 2001 World Pork Expo to prevent potential risks of foot-and-mouth disease.

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