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Arm yourself with information to battle mad cow disease

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Americans can’t ignore the disaster created by mad cow disease in Europe. Extension Agent Jim Skeeles arms you with enough details so you can be informed about the potential risks.

A mouse click away: FarmMarkets.com delivers quality farm products direct to the consumer

Thursday, March 8, 2001

A northeastern Ohio Web company is offering farm fresh goods direct to the consumer.

Welcome a new Farm and Dairy voice

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Farm and Dairy Editor says hello to a new behind-the-scenes talent at the newspaper: food and family life editor Laurie Steeb.

February had above-average temperature

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Believe it or not, February actually registered above-average temperatures – at least at Ed Copeland’s weather station in southern Columbiana County.

Buttons, buttons… ‘billions’ of buttons, at Buckeye show

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The Buckeye State Button Society show is April 6-8 at the Best Western Motel in Medina.

Humans to blame for shrinking African lake

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Because of unrelenting human demand for water, Africa’s Lake Chad, once one of the continent’s largest bodies of fresh water, has shriveled to a ghost of a great lake.

Beaver-Lawrence Holstein Club celebrates past, looks to future

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The Beaver-Lawrence Holstein Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special historical timeline.

Jean Rhodes receives statewide award

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Columbiana County volunteer Jean Rhodes recently received one of four Ohio Extension Agents Association Appreciation Awards presented statewide for 2000.

Hail to the first ladies

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Although they play a major role when their spouses are in the White House, First Ladies are often forgotten when the presidential term ends. A wife of an Ohio congressman is working to change that with the creation of the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton.

Checkoff can stay if ties severed to NPPC

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The USDA reached an agreement with pork producers’ groups to allow the pork checkoff to continue if the National Pork Board severs its ties to the National Pork Producers Council.

An eloquent book on autism

Thursday, March 8, 2001

A new book chronicling both the successes and struggles that have been part of the author’s daughter’s move from her own isolated “nirvana” to the outside world.

Court ruling no surprise

Thursday, March 1, 2001

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

Explore the myths and facts of women and the sea

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Mariners” Museum at Newport News, Va., will have Women and the Sea on exhibit from March 17 through Jan. 6, 2002.

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.

Ohio men honored for work in promoting intensive grazing

Thursday, March 1, 2001

OSU extension agent and OSU animal scientist receive Master Grazier Award at the Great Lakes International Grazing Conference.

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.

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