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Conference brings collective farmer bargaining to the forefront

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will keynote the first Conference on CLOUT (Cooperation and Linking Offer Unbeatable Transactions) March 16-17 on the campus of Iowa State University.

Fire won’t impact John Deere spring product offering

Thursday, March 1, 2001

A recent fire in a John Deere Equipment Division leased facility north of Davenport, Iowa, caused extensive damage.

If you have access to wood, it can save on heating bills

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Hard maple and oak have about 23 million Btu per cord, woods like aspen and basswood average about 16 million Btu per cord, and conifers like jack or red pine will be 12 million Btu or lower.

EPA hosts dairy expansion hearing

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing March 13 to accept comments about the draft permit for the DeVries Dairy Farm, a proposed operation of 2,500 cows in Marion County.

Protesters deny more serious risk

Thursday, March 1, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the idea that some people in Vermont are protesting the USDA’s plan to euthanize sheep possibly exposed to mad cow disease.

How babies learn words: Scientists support what parents have known

Thursday, March 1, 2001

It’s best to keep it simple. Parents’ instinctive use of isolated words may help babies learn language.

Turning research into more tender beef cuts

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Ohio State meat science program concentrates its research on meat palatability and tenderness.

U.S., Canada lift ban on Brazilian beef

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The NAFTA nations have concluded that Brazil has taken sound measures to prevent the introduction and spread of bovine encephalopathy.

Union Local FFA to sponsor annual farm toy show

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The toy show and sale featuring a kiddy tractor pull and an antique tractor display will be March 11 at Union Local High School.

Pa. Beef Expo is March 29-April 1

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Pennsylvania Junior Cattlemen’s Association will hold it 11th annual junior steer and heifer preview show at the Pennsylvania Beef Expo at the Penn State Ag Arean in State College.

Messenger Century Farm preserves maple syrup producing tradition.

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The sugarhouse on the farm Bill and Dee Belew bought in 1992 is one of the oldest in Geauga County. The base of the evaporator dates back to the 1800s.

Ohio heritage areas granted funding

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Ohio Heritage Area Program announces eight matching grants totaling $100,000 for planning, development, and marketing.

Will we live to be 100? It’s not likely

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Is life expectancy accelerating? Researchers say 85 years is still the upper limit.

Court ruling no surprise

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Salem reader comments on the Columbiana County Budget Commission’s failure to respect the law.

Where’s the ‘teach’ in teacher?

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Steve Badgett of Berlin Center, Ohio, calls for the complete dismantling of the Ohio Proficiency Test.

Small-scale cider producers benefit from FDA approval of UV processing

Thursday, February 22, 2001

FDA approval of ultraviolet light processing to reduce pathogens for all fruit and vegetable juices could be a big boost to small cider producers.

Sewing Smorgasbord: PBS show host to teach two classes

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Shirley Adams, host ofthe television show The Sewing Connection aired on PBS, will be a guest teacher at Sewing Smorgasbord sponsored by Ohio State University Extension that will offer 18 sewing-related classes.

Where’s the ‘teach’ in teacher?

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Steve Badgett of Berlin Center, Ohio, calls for the complete dismantling of the Ohio Proficiency Test.

Work of Niles area artists and authors is special display

Thursday, February 22, 2001

A special open house display featuring the work of Niles area artists and authors will be on exhibit at the Niles Historical Society for the next two months.

Is this a date or a relationship?

Thursday, February 22, 2001

This six-part series on dating covers topics from meeting new people to strategies for a successful marriage.

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