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Tractor certification course offered in Medina County

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Medina County 4-H will present a six-class tractor certification course Jan. 13 through Feb. 17for those 14-16 who will be operating a tractor over 20-horse power.

Final organic product standards released

Thursday, December 28, 2000

After months of work and 300,000 public comments, USDA has released national standards for organically grown products.

Heat with propane or shelled corn?

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Dennis Buffington, professor of agricultural at Penn State, studies when to consider heating by burning corn.

Pork checkoff ballots reviewed

Thursday, December 28, 2000

USDA announced last week that 2,000 pork checkoff referendum ballots initially declared invalid will be reviewed again at the county level to determine whether they can be counted.

Cuyahoga Valley farms resurrected

Thursday, December 28, 2000

The Cuyahoga National Park is re-establishing farming where it was being pursued before the park was created 25 years ago. Proposals for sustainable farming operations are being accepted.

Biography series features those over 100 years old

Thursday, December 28, 2000

New PBS series is holding a casting call of centernarians to have their stories told on The Living Century, a new series that premiered in December.

From papyri pages to the King James

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Bible texts from the 1st century through the Kings James version of 1611 showcase some of the milestones of its earliest history on exhibit at the University of Michigan.

86 Square a next step in science of genetics

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Texas A&M University has successfully cloned an exact copy of Bull 86, a pregenitor found resistant to most cattle disease.

Arts center to host comic book exhibit

Thursday, December 28, 2000

The Ashtabula Arts Center will host an exhibit of original comic book art by acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell. from Jan. 5 through Feb. 28.

USDA confirms dairy market loss payments

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Recently approved Dairy Market Loss Assistance Payments will be made starting this week.

High winds deliver crushing blow

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Wind gusts early Dec. 12 leveled a two-story barn in Atwater, Portage County, owned by Harold and Chester Wise.

Travel the world through new exhibit in Cincinnati

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Passport to the World series at Cincinnati Museum Center travels around the world to bring you music, dance, food, stories and crafts in three special weekends.

Buying used farm machinery is risky

Thursday, December 21, 2000

If you need machinery and have some dollars to spend, there may be some tax advantages to buying before the end of the year. But beware when buying used farm equipment – don’t buy based on a new coat of paint.

Hog report a step in right direction

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The USDA’s new monthly hog reports will provide estimates of sow and gilt inventories, the number of sows and gilts farrowed, and the number of sows and gilts bred, in addition to monthly pig crop estimates.

Olde Stark Antique Faire kicks off 2001

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The first Olde Stark Antique Faire of the new year will be held Jan. 6-7 at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Canton, Ohio.

Oak bookcase draws top bid

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The day was cold, but the bidding was hot at the Bernice Smith estate auction Dec. 9.

Book covers conservation easements

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced an authoritative guide for landowners considering the sale of conservation easements on their land.

Gov. Taft signs bill to toughen livestock environmental regs

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The new law transfers the livestock waste permitting program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Modern furniture estate attracts buyers

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Furniture – mostly from a contemporary collection – soared at Dargate Auction Galleries’ early December auction.

Christian farm group is on a mission

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Fellowship of Christian Farmers invites farmers for short-term work mission opportunities in 2001 to Mexico, Albania, India and Romania.

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