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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.

Biologists give Darby good report card

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Ohio Department of Natural Resources biologists report finding a variety of mussels in the Big Darby Creek.

Opera classes feature guest presenters

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Canton series on the opera is a great opportunity for music lovers to learn more about the opera.

Bush’s plate may be too full for ag issues

Thursday, January 25, 2001

President Bush has so many competing priorities he’s unlikely to advocate major changes in ag policy.

Pa. to build new livestock center

Thursday, January 25, 2001

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently released $5.6 million for the construction of a new Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center.

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.

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