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Consumer confidence tumbles in April

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index tumbled nearly eight points in April.

Taking a look at the cattle market

Thursday, May 3, 2001

According to a Purdue University extension marketing specialist, the second half of the year appears to be bright.

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.

Vegetative mulch retains rain

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a cover crop, hairy vetch is better than plastic

German-imported cattle tested for BSE, all return negative

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a safety precaution, the cattle, had been restricted to their premises in Texas since March 1997.

Planting corn is a game of inches

Thursday, April 26, 2001

With planting season just around the corner, a few hours in the machine shed can save the disappointment of lost yields at harvest.

Carroll beef alliance starts Round II

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The Carroll County Ohio Premium Beef Cattle Producers have made a few changes to the way they will cooperate to improve the genetics and marketability of their cow-calf operations, and are about to breed a second round of calves.

Fighting foot-and-mouth disease.

Thursday, April 26, 2001

British scientists call for a form of rapid, preemptive slaughter known as “ring culling.”

Pork producers may post 2001 profits

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Kansas State University James Mintert expects cash hog prices in the benchmark Iowa-southern Minnesota market this year to average in the low $40s per hundredweight.

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.

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