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Farmers push promised tax reform and farmstead exclusions

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is urging local members to pass petitions aimed at forcing school district boards to adopt Act 50.

Justice for the justice department

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The nomination of Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general shows that Bush is serious about cleaning up the justice department.

Working to improve rural vision

Thursday, February 1, 2001

George Slater explains the position of the Ohio Farmers Union in support of the Nobel County visioning program.

Brown Swiss in high demand

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Rita Kennedy, Butler, Pa., a member of the national Brown Swiss Association Board, reports on annual board meeting.

Opera classes feature guest presenters

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Canton series on the opera is a great opportunity for music lovers to learn more about the opera.

Farming New Fields: Meat market secures farm’s future

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Six generations of Moores have their Mahoning County farm and its market enterprises changing.

Differing visions

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Farm Bureau rep’s comment regarding the Noble County visioning program angers another county resident.

Tackle these touchdown tidbits

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Here’s some Super Bowl weekend trivia for you: Did you know the phrase “back to square one” has its roots in football?

Pa. farmers could get a big tax break

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The Pa. Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Farmland Preservation is stepping up its campaign to purchase agricultural conservation easements.

W.Va. direct marketing conference spotlights diversification opportunities

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The West Virginia Direct Marketing Association’s annual conference will be held at the Ramada-Downtown in Wheeling Feb. 2 and 3.

Not enough signatures for beef referendum

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The USDA announced Jan. 17 that not enough valid petitions were received to require a referendum on the beef checkoff.

Pa. to build new livestock center

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently released $5.6 million for the construction of a new Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center.

Cows aren’t ordering takeout; they prefer to eat frozen dinners

Thursday, January 25, 2001

More beef cattle are eating frozen food this winter. And that’s good, says a University of Missouri forage specialist.

Early 2001 hog prices will dip, but fall prices harder to predict

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If hog slaughter increases 4 percent to 5 percent this fall, compared to fall 2000, widening spreads between live hog and wholesale pork values will likely result in Iowa-southern Minnesota hog prices averaging in the upper $20s.

Bush’s plate may be too full for ag issues

Thursday, January 25, 2001

President Bush has so many competing priorities he’s unlikely to advocate major changes in ag policy.

Natural gas prices hammer farmers

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Farmers are facing major input price increases with no immediate sign of relief ahead because of rising production costs associated with natural gas.

Fuel-efficient vehicles are possible

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If they can develop a small piece of plastic you use to talk to people half way around the world, then battery-operated vehicles, with small engines running generators to recharge these batteries, could produce vehicles that would travel 200 miles per gallon.

Fuel-efficient vehicles are possible

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If they can develop a small piece of plastic you use to talk to people half way around the world, then battery-operated vehicles, with small engines running generators to recharge these batteries, could produce vehicles that would travel 200 miles per gallon.

Differing visions

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Farm Bureau rep’s comment regarding the Noble County visioning program angers another county resident.

Forest management needs attention

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Who’s running the nation’s forest management program? Editor Susan Crowell questions recent decisions made in Washington.

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