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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.

Pork producers in 17 states can join lawsuits filed against vitamin makers

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lawsuits have been filed against certain manufacturers of vitamins, alleging a long-running international conspiracy to fix, raise and maintain inflated prices of certain bulk vitamins and vitamin products.

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.

Ohio Spring Dairy Expo is March 29-31

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The Spring Dairy Expo at the Ohio Expo Center will feature an American Dairy Association & Dairy Council Mid East barbecue and the PDCA Judging Conference.

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.

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.

Stiff laws against violent juveniles sweeping nation

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Laws relating to juvenile crime have risen since the mid-1990s because of public outcry, fear, and concern over juvenile violence.

Handling grief at workplace may be simple as listening

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Sometimes people are not as sensitive as they could be when coworkers are experiencing grief, says a University of Illinois Extension educator in family life.

Help for ‘working lands’: Governors push conservation effort

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A coalition of governors say a more effective conservation program would help combat suburban sprawl, protect wildlife habitat, and help reduce air and water pollution.

USDA bans meat from EU to curb disease risk

Thursday, March 22, 2001

In recent weeks, USDA has stepped up measures to guard against foot-and-mouth disease entering the United States.

Historic Bible part of PSU special exhibit

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A deluxe edition of “The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible,” designed and illustrated by Barry Moser highlights exhibit in Special Collections Library.

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.

Two inducted into Licking Agricultural Hall of Fame

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The late Clayton Oyler of Union Township and Henry Whitehead from the Granville area were recently recognized as 2001 inductees.

Get your antique appraised at the Village road show

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Historic Roscoe Village will be hosting its own version of the popular Antique Road Show April 4 with appraisals by Sam Schnaidt.

Learn about organized crime

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Author Allan May will discuss organized crime at March 21 Warren library talk.

Video opens eyes to cow comfort

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Neil Anderson, a veterinarian in the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, spoke on ergonomics in the workplace of the cow at the March 7 Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference at North Canton.

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.

Not a Merestead without Murray Grays

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A farm is not a farm without cattle, or so John Beese thought when he went looking for a breed to bring home in the late 1980s.

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