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Sheep producers earn $20 million

Thursday, February 8, 2001

U.S.D.A. reports Lamb Meat Adjustment Assistance payments at the 2001 American Sheep Industry Association annual convention.

How does your energy knowledge rate?

Thursday, February 8, 2001

Take a few minutes to test your knowledge of energy-related issues with this quiz from the Energy Information Administration.

Answers are based on data collected by the Energy Information Administration through December 2000. You’ll find them following the questions.

Take this job and shove it

Thursday, February 8, 2001

A letter in response to the Jan. 25 article “The British came awhile ago,” relates it to the old song, “Take this job and shove it”.

Earthquake centered near Ashtabula

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Geologists detected a 4.2 magnitude earthquake Jan. 25, the largest earthquake to be registered in Ohio since 1986.

Quality assurance education training

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Training dates for 4-H Quality Assurance Education classes for 2001 are Feb. 22, March 19, and May 31.

Farm Link workshop is for beginners

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Pennsylvania Farm Link’s Beginning Farmer workshop Feb. 17 will emphasize what it takes for a successful farm start-up.

Stark County Corn Club honors members

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Dan Schmucker received special recognition during the 38th annual awards banquet

Beyond the commodity mind-set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on economist Peter Goldsmith’s advice to producers to break out of the commodity mind-set and grab more of the food chain.

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.

Tiffany lamp brings $26,450 in online auction

Thursday, February 1, 2001

ewolfs’ January art and antiques auction drew a final bid of $26,450 on a Tiffany Turtleback Glass Pendant Shade lamp.

Farmers working together can change agriculture

Thursday, February 1, 2001

University of Minnesota agricultural economist Richard Levins was keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Innovative Farmers of Ohio annual meeting Jan 27 at Wooster.

Food Quality Protection Act speeded up

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The American Farm Bureau Federation calls last-minute settlement to speeds up EPA’s implementation “a slap in the face to ranchers and farmers.

Who benefits from Lasik eye surgery?

Thursday, February 1, 2001

U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the American Academy of Ophthalmology issue publication on facts about the corrective surgery.

IFO hires first full-time director to guide programs

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Ohio native Laura Ann Bergman returns from Missouri to act as the first full-time director of Innovative Farmers of Ohio.

Highboy is top-selling item

Thursday, February 1, 2001

A mahogany Chippendale bonnet-top highboy was the top-selling item at an auction by Nick Verbus and Mike Dinse, selling for $4,500.

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.

Soured grapes: Grower wants his debt repaid

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Ashtabula County wine grape grower Gene Sigel thinks the Grape Industries Program of the ODA owes him almost $50,000 for grape vines he has planted. A legal opinion to the Grape Industries Committee advises that the committee’s program was never legal.

Is Ohio earthquake prone?

Thursday, February 1, 2001

At least 14 moderate-size earthquakes have caused minor to moderate damage in Ohio.

Let a smile be your umbrella: a way to bridge the political chasm

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Columnist Dale Wildman writes looks with approval at the bipartisian appeal of President George W. Bush and at the need for political civility.

USDA funds lamb and goat marketing project

Thursday, February 1, 2001

A marketing network for lamb and goat producers in the Northeast, from Maine to West Virginia, is being created at Cornell University.

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