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Pool raiding is siphoning big bucks

Thursday, March 22, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell coments on Cam Thraen’s article concerning the distribution of funds from Milk Order 33 and the funds it is taking out of the pockets of local dairy producers.

Indiana may salt away popcorn ranking

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lower prices resulted in a nearly 27-percent drop in harvested acres of popcorn in Indiana for 2000, and as a result, the state may lose its place as the nation’s leading popcorn producer.

Weather factors aid rise of hog prices

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Cash prices for live hogs are running from the low- to mid-$40 per hundredweight range, a $5-$6 cwt. increase since mid-February.

Ohio inventor wins a gold medal

Thursday, March 22, 2001

“Quickchange 2000″ has won for Dennis Dick of East Sparta, Ohio, a gold medal in the agricultural implements category at the 2000 Inventors Congress in Minnesota.

Most hogs are sold via contracts

Thursday, March 22, 2001

More than half of the hogs sold in January were priced by a formula, according to a checkoff-funded research survey. Companies in the survey accounted for 86.9 percent of federally inspected slaughter during that time.

Western Pa. home to new wind farm

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The 15-megawatt Mill Run Wind Project to be built along more than a mile of ridge-top pastureland in Fayette County will create enough clean energy to power about 5,700 homes.

Producers with excess manure are listing it on Web

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A Michigan extension agent has joined with Michigan State University in an attempt to allow producers to broker manure on an MSU Web site.

NFU appears before ag committee

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The primary goal should be economic stability and opportunity, the National Farmers Union testifies.

Atlantique City show is biggest ever

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The antiques industry’s premier megafair. ‘Atlantique City,’ is set for March 24-25 in the Atlantic City Convention Center, and will again be larger than last year.

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.

Clean homes have sweeping effects

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A University of Michigan study shows that the cleanliness of the home children grow up in predicts their educational attainment and earnings more than 25 years later.

The life of Lake Erie is full of ups and downs

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Naturalists say Lake Erie is not in decline, that change in the water level are inevitable and have varied considerably over the historical life of the Lake.

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