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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.

Justice for the justice department

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The nomination of Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general shows that Bush is serious about cleaning up the justice department.

Multi-state grazing conference set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The sixth Great Lakes International Grazing Conference will be Feb. 12-13, at the Shipshewana Antique Auction Barn in Shipshewana, Ind.

USDA revises Swiss cheese standards

Thursday, February 1, 2001

As of Feb. 22, producers will get Grade A prices for Swiss cheese with smaller eyes or holes.

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?

Early 2001 hog prices will dip, but fall prices harder to predict

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If hog slaughter increases 4 percent to 5 percent this fall, compared to fall 2000, widening spreads between live hog and wholesale pork values will likely result in Iowa-southern Minnesota hog prices averaging in the upper $20s.

W.Va. direct marketing conference spotlights diversification opportunities

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The West Virginia Direct Marketing Association’s annual conference will be held at the Ramada-Downtown in Wheeling Feb. 2 and 3.

Forest management needs attention

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Who’s running the nation’s forest management program? Editor Susan Crowell questions recent decisions made in Washington.

Exhibit tells history of fire fighting

Thursday, January 25, 2001

A new exhibit at the Arms Family Museum of Local History in Youngstown outlines the history of firefighting in the Mahoning Valley from the formation of its earliest companies to the present.

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