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Your rural motif ornament may be worth $100 prize

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is running a special contest for the best handmade holiday ornament.

Beaver Co. ag preservation board accepting applications

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Beaver County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for potential ag conservation easements.

I will pray for him

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Another letter writer responds to one reader’s Christian bashing.

Should cows be kept in the corn field?

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Ohio State University it watching four rows of “standing” corn. They’re being tested as a potential alternative forage crop, to extend the grazing season for cattle through the winter months.

Learn new grazing techniques

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Eastern Ohio Grazing School will run Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 and 10 at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz, Ohio.

Travel the world through new exhibit in Cincinnati

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Passport to the World series at Cincinnati Museum Center travels around the world to bring you music, dance, food, stories and crafts in three special weekends.

Ohio counties eligible for emergency farm loans

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The USDA named 16 Ohio counties as eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency farm loans because of losses caused by extreme weather conditions that occurred last summer.

High winds deliver crushing blow

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Wind gusts early Dec. 12 leveled a two-story barn in Atwater, Portage County, owned by Harold and Chester Wise.

Buying used farm machinery is risky

Thursday, December 21, 2000

If you need machinery and have some dollars to spend, there may be some tax advantages to buying before the end of the year. But beware when buying used farm equipment – don’t buy based on a new coat of paint.

Hog report a step in right direction

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The USDA’s new monthly hog reports will provide estimates of sow and gilt inventories, the number of sows and gilts farrowed, and the number of sows and gilts bred, in addition to monthly pig crop estimates.

Olde Stark Antique Faire kicks off 2001

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The first Olde Stark Antique Faire of the new year will be held Jan. 6-7 at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Canton, Ohio.

Oak bookcase draws top bid

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The day was cold, but the bidding was hot at the Bernice Smith estate auction Dec. 9.

Book covers conservation easements

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced an authoritative guide for landowners considering the sale of conservation easements on their land.

Gov. Taft signs bill to toughen livestock environmental regs

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The new law transfers the livestock waste permitting program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Carols aren’t just for Christmastime

Thursday, December 14, 2000

The bulk of the carols have to do with nativity, so we tend to use them at Christmas time, but there are carols associated with harvest, Lent, Easter, Palm Sunday and the passing seasons.

Plenty of rest and hot fluids is best way to beat colds

Thursday, December 14, 2000

While there’s hope that something will be discovered to cure the cold, researchers haven’t found it yet.

Whatever happened to that progressive Ohio dairy group?

Thursday, December 14, 2000

The hoped-for voice that would represent all Ohio dairy farmers has been largely silent for the past year, but the Progressive Dairy Producers of Ohio is back in action.

Learn to deal with estate planning with new home course

Thursday, December 14, 2000

An Estate Planning Letter Study Course is available to start you on an estate plan. You can proceed at your own pace and in the comfort of your home.

November temperatures could predict cold, snowy winter

Thursday, December 14, 2000

Columbiana County’s longtime U.S. weather observer says, if November was any indication, get ready for a cold winter!

California Farm Equipment Show gets new name

Thursday, December 14, 2000

The world’s largest agriculture show will be Feb. 13-15.

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