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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.

How many presidents were Methodists?

Thursday, January 25, 2001

George W. Bush is only the third president officially recognized by the Encyclopedia of World Methodism as a Methodist when he took the oath of office.

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.

Judge halts termination of pork checkoff

Thursday, January 25, 2001

A federal judge in Michigan has temporarily stopped the pork checkoff from getting dismantled.

Beekeeping help for novice, veteran

Thursday, January 25, 2001

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Science textbook errors speak volumes

Thursday, January 25, 2001

A new examination of some of the most widely used middle school physical science textbooks has found texts with egregious errors.

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?

Antiques show welcomes a record crowd

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Every thing from formal and country furniture, folk and fine art, china, silver, toys, to jewelry and porcelain was offered at the Worthington Historical Society’s biannual antiques show.

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.

Barn Again visits Erie and Geauga counties

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The popular Barn Again! In Ohio will return to northeastern Ohio in 2001 with stops in Erie and Geauga counties.

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.

Ohio farm markets under new license program

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Farm markets that sell fresh fruits and vegetables are still exempt from Ohio’s new regulations. But as soon as the market does so much as cut a melon in half with a knife, the market will now require a risk level one food processing license.

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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