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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.

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.

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.

Farmers encouraged to use no-till to protect the soil for the future

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Don Reicosky, USDA-ARS soil scientist, and Carlos Crovetto, a Chilean no-till farmer, spoke at the Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference, March 6 at West Middlesex, Pa.

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.

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.

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.

Primed at the pump and ready to go: Ethanol production could explode

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Now is a window of real opportunity for the ethanol industry to take its place in the national energy mix, according to Eric Vaughn, president and chief operating officer of Renewable Fuels Association, the national trade association for the domestic ethanol industry, who spoke to Ohio Farm Bureau leaders visiting Washington.

Learn about organized crime

Thursday, March 15, 2001

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

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.

Mahoning River consortium seeking new members

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Martin L. Schmidt, director of environmental remediation for the Cleveland-based URS Corporation, will speak at the next meeting.

Western Pa. Sheep Symposium: Producers can’t ignore scrapie risk

Thursday, March 15, 2001

William Shulaw, OSU Extension veterinarian, talked about the diagnosis and control of scrapie, the ovine form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.

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.

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.

Buttons, buttons … ‘billions’ of buttons

Thursday, March 15, 2001

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

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.

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.

Charlie Nash honored by Farmers Union

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Long-time Farmers Union supporter Charlie Nash of Ottawa, Ohio, has received the National Farmers Union Meritorious Service Award.

The Great Moon Hoax resurfaces

Thursday, March 15, 2001

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

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.

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