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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.

Sheep industry opposes WTO decision

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body overturned a 1999 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has prompted the United States to impose import restraints on lamb meat imports.

Hemlocks are dying in Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Although experts are putting the blame on the hemlock wolly adelgid, the answer isn’t that simple.

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.

Iowa CornCam has Web visitors grinning ear-to-ear

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Once again, visitors from around the world will be able to log onto their Internet browsers, sit back and witness one of nature’s wonders: a crop of corn growing in eastern Iowa.

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.

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.

Study shows benefit of mastitis control

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Wisconsin dairies with serious subclinieal mastitis problems are up to seven times more likely to have antibiotic residues in their milk than producers with herds that have a low incidence of mastitis, according to the study.

Farm bill debate demands attention

Thursday, May 10, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.

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.

USDA upholds roadless protections rule

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Veneman announces additional actions to address reasonable concerns to ensure responsible implementation.

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.

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.

Ohio Bull Test sale averages are up

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ninety-eight bulls sold for an average of $1,642 at the 32nd annual Ohio Performance Tested Bull Sale April 21.

‘GNO for Good:’ A cut above the rest

Thursday, May 3, 2001

A new ‘do does more than to raise the spirit of one woman. It gives another woman and her family a new lease on life.

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.

Planting Christmas memories

Thursday, May 3, 2001

About the only time there isn’t something that has to be done on a Christmas tree farm, says Mike Dittmer of Dittmer’s Tree Depot at Atwater, is in the few weeks right after Christmas.

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.

Bad accounting hurts social security

Thursday, May 3, 2001

J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business Administration, says nnless significant reforms are undertaken soon, a major consequence of government’s budget deceptions is that Social Security will be unable to pay retirees any benefits in 15 or so years.

‘Seven Sisters’ quilt made for raffle

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The 17th annual Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Show will be held June 8-9 at the John D. Rockefeller Career Center in New Cumberland, W.Va.

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