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USDA is trying to rid market of StarLink

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The USDA, through its Commodity Credit Corporation, will purchase $15 to $20 million of hybrid corn seed from small corn seed companies to ensure corn seed with the protein Cry9C is not planted this spring.

Keep an eye out for foot-and-mouth

Thursday, March 15, 2001

U.S. livestock producers need to be on the alert and take precautions to keep the disease at bay. It could happen here.

Remember basics while searching for your lifelong mate

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Choosing, rather than finding, a life partner can be well worth the time and effort invested in the process. Part five of our six-part series on relationships discusses the line between a date and a relationship.

Buttons, buttons … ‘billions’ of buttons

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Buckeye State Button Society will hold its annual show April 6-8 in Median.

Learn about organized crime

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Author Allan May will discuss organized crime at March 21 Warren library talk.

Video opens eyes to cow comfort

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Neil Anderson, a veterinarian in the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, spoke on ergonomics in the workplace of the cow at the March 7 Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference at North Canton.

Railfan weekend on track for May 18-20

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The 34th annual Railfan Weekend will be held at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Pocahontas County, W.Va.

Not a Merestead without Murray Grays

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A farm is not a farm without cattle, or so John Beese thought when he went looking for a breed to bring home in the late 1980s.

The Great Moon Hoax resurfaces

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Moon rocks and common sense prove Apollo astronauts really did visit the Moon.

Western Pa. Sheep Symposium: Producers can’t ignore scrapie risk

Thursday, March 15, 2001

William Shulaw, OSU Extension veterinarian, talked about the diagnosis and control of scrapie, the ovine form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.

Primed at the pump and ready to go: Ethanol production could explode

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Now is a window of real opportunity for the ethanol industry to take its place in the national energy mix, according to Eric Vaughn, president and chief operating officer of Renewable Fuels Association, the national trade association for the domestic ethanol industry, who spoke to Ohio Farm Bureau leaders visiting Washington.

Clean homes have sweeping effects

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A University of Michigan study shows that the cleanliness of the home children grow up in predicts their educational attainment and earnings more than 25 years later.

Herbicide-resistant weed found in Ohio

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Ohio State University greenhouse studies recently confirmed the resistance of one shattercane population to herbicides.

Honor the women in your family

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March by finding your female ancestors.

Charlie Nash honored by Farmers Union

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Long-time Farmers Union supporter Charlie Nash of Ottawa, Ohio, has received the National Farmers Union Meritorious Service Award.

Farmers encouraged to use no-till to protect the soil for the future

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Don Reicosky, USDA-ARS soil scientist, and Carlos Crovetto, a Chilean no-till farmer, spoke at the Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference, March 6 at West Middlesex, Pa.

Ashland Dairy Unit honors top herds

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Ashland County Dairy Service Unit held its annual meeting, and recognized Ayers Farm and GEM Hill Farm as top herds for 2000.

Mahoning River consortium seeking new members

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Martin L. Schmidt, director of environmental remediation for the Cleveland-based URS Corporation, will speak at the next meeting.

USDA announces programs for apple growers, wool and mohair producers

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Sign up for the Apple Market Loss Assistance and Wool and Mohair Loss Assistance programs have begun.

Voinovich targets EPA, energy policy

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Sen. George Voinovich said what the Ohio Farm Bureau leaders wanted to hear when he met with them in Washington. He left them pleased if not satisfied.

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