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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.

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.

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.

Biologists give Darby good report card

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Ohio Department of Natural Resources biologists report finding a variety of mussels in the Big Darby Creek.

Beekeeping help for novice, veteran

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Programs are planned in western Pennsylvania for both the beginning and the experienced beekeeper.

Holstein USA CEO resigns

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Stephen R. Kerr, executive secretary and CEO of Holstein Association USA, submitted his resignation to the association board last week.

Ohio wetlands acreage coming back to life

Thursday, January 18, 2001

A partnership between state and federal agencies and Ducks Unlimited has helped restore more than 3,000 acres of wetlands across the Buckeye State in the last decade.

Buckeye Egg fined $1.36 million

Thursday, January 18, 2001

State officials are pleased with the agreement but say, ‘we’ve heard it before.’

USDA announces CRP contract extensions

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Certain Conservation Reserve Program participants whose contracts expire Sept. 30, will have an opportunity to extend their contracts for one year.

Wetland loss slows, but some see new court ruling as step backward

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The same day as the government announces a slow-down in wetland losses, EPA toughens definition of ‘dredging’ to include removal of material from U.S. waters.

Series to honor Underground Railroad women

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Through first-person interpretation, meet three historical women who contributed to the success of the Underground Railroad. The program is part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park 2001 Lyceum.

Pa. Holstein convention heads west

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The breed organization’s annual meeting and sale will be held in West Middlesex Feb. 21-23.

Loghurst cabin tours are scheduled through March 22

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Candlelight tours of Loghurst, the oldest log house in the Western Reserve, will begin soon.

Meeting addresses game breeders and hunting preserves

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Penn State is hosting a conference for anyone interested in game birds or operating a hunting preserve.

Bid calling champion is crowned

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The king of chant, the grand champion bid caller in Pennsylvania, hails from western Pennsylvania.

BSE surveillance must be aggressive

Thursday, January 18, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell reminds readers the United States must remain vigilant in its efforts to prevent mad cow disease from crossing the Atlantic.

Visions of the future dance in their heads

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Noble County residents are getting the chance to direct their communities by creating a shared vision of their county’s long-term future and move it in the direction they want.

Fewer wheat acres could boost prices

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The lowest projected winter wheat plantings in 30 years could give some lift to wheat prices by summer harvest.

Milk bonus does your wallet good

Thursday, January 18, 2001

By adjusting management practices, milk producers could probably obtain bonuses with little or no added production costs.

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