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USDA bans meat from EU to curb disease risk

Thursday, March 22, 2001

In recent weeks, USDA has stepped up measures to guard against foot-and-mouth disease entering the United States.

Pool raiding is siphoning big bucks

Thursday, March 22, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell coments on Cam Thraen’s article concerning the distribution of funds from Milk Order 33 and the funds it is taking out of the pockets of local dairy producers.

Indiana may salt away popcorn ranking

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lower prices resulted in a nearly 27-percent drop in harvested acres of popcorn in Indiana for 2000, and as a result, the state may lose its place as the nation’s leading popcorn producer.

Weather factors aid rise of hog prices

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Cash prices for live hogs are running from the low- to mid-$40 per hundredweight range, a $5-$6 cwt. increase since mid-February.

Ohio inventor wins a gold medal

Thursday, March 22, 2001

“Quickchange 2000″ has won for Dennis Dick of East Sparta, Ohio, a gold medal in the agricultural implements category at the 2000 Inventors Congress in Minnesota.

Most hogs are sold via contracts

Thursday, March 22, 2001

More than half of the hogs sold in January were priced by a formula, according to a checkoff-funded research survey. Companies in the survey accounted for 86.9 percent of federally inspected slaughter during that time.

Western Pa. home to new wind farm

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The 15-megawatt Mill Run Wind Project to be built along more than a mile of ridge-top pastureland in Fayette County will create enough clean energy to power about 5,700 homes.

Producers with excess manure are listing it on Web

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A Michigan extension agent has joined with Michigan State University in an attempt to allow producers to broker manure on an MSU Web site.

NFU appears before ag committee

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The primary goal should be economic stability and opportunity, the National Farmers Union testifies.

Atlantique City show is biggest ever

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The antiques industry’s premier megafair. ‘Atlantique City,’ is set for March 24-25 in the Atlantic City Convention Center, and will again be larger than last year.

Ohio Spring Dairy Expo is March 29-31

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The Spring Dairy Expo at the Ohio Expo Center will feature an American Dairy Association & Dairy Council Mid East barbecue and the PDCA Judging Conference.

Bicentennial book project seeks 200 of Ohio’s finest women

Thursday, March 22, 2001

One of the projects the Ohio Bicentennial Commission is developing is a book that will be titled “200 Years, 200 Women: Ohio’s First and Finest.”

Outdoor burning: Know the law and heed the rules

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Ohio regulations for burning debris outdoors differ between suburban and rural areas

Celebrate legacies of Ohio women

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Whether they encouraged a famous pair of brothers to take flight or boldly challenged slavery, Ohio women have many stories waiting to be discovered.

Pork producers in 17 states can join lawsuits filed against vitamin makers

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lawsuits have been filed against certain manufacturers of vitamins, alleging a long-running international conspiracy to fix, raise and maintain inflated prices of certain bulk vitamins and vitamin products.

Robotic milking setups have dairymen talking

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The idea of cows milking themselves intrigues every dairy farmer who is tied to the barn twice or three times a day.

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.

The life of Lake Erie is full of ups and downs

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Naturalists say Lake Erie is not in decline, that change in the water level are inevitable and have varied considerably over the historical life of the Lake.

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.

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.

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