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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.

Budget policy fits farmers’ needs

Thursday, May 10, 2001

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

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.

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.

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.

Oak picked as nation’s top tree

Thursday, May 10, 2001

With nearly a half million votes logged, the oak received more than 100,000 votes in the National Arbor Day national tree poll.

Sowing and selling the seed

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Calvin Ernst has built a successful conservation seed company on a base of growing common weeds.

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.

Corn growers push counter-cyclical plan

Thursday, May 10, 2001

National association proposes giving growers the support they need – only when they need it.

Start scouting: It may be another bad year for insects in the alfalfa fields.

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Scouting the best defense agains the alfalfa weevil and potato leafhoppers now showing up in area alfalfa fields.

Compact’s future rests on the Hill

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Legislation introduced to extend the Northeast Dairy Compact and to create a Southern Dairy Compact.

Pork board looking for new leader

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The National Pork Board is moving forward with its search for a new chief executive officer.

Guest Commentary: Don’t back away from biotechnology

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Emerson Nafziger, crop production specialist with University of Illinois Extension, writes about the unfortunate tendency to condemn GM crops before their benefits have been realized.

Ohio leads nation with 220 Tree City USA communities

Thursday, May 10, 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Ohio has retained its standing as the nation’s leader in the number of Tree City USA communities.

Vegetative mulch retains rain

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a cover crop, hairy vetch is better than plastic

Seven stories of love

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Marcia Millman explains seven stories of love in her newest book.

Organ restoration sounds a new note

Thursday, May 3, 2001

John Watson, conservator of instruments at Colonial Williamsburg, and David Blanchfield, associate metals conservator, recently conserved and restored Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century chamber organ.

Professor says bigger churches aren’t always better

Thursday, May 3, 2001

According to a survey, churches in the United States are never going to be mega-churches, and according to a Emory University professor, shouldn’t try to be.

Ohio alert for foot-and-mouth

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ohio Director of Agriculture Fred L. Dailey, does not believe it is inevitable that the disease will make its way into the United States, but the state is refining its battle plan should that ever happen.

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