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Proposed pipeline still up in the air

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Landowners across Ohio and Pennsylvania continue to voice objections to the construction of a 370-mile natural gas pipeline that could cross northern Ohio and northcentral Pennsylvania.

Ag district protection against nuisance law suits may be in jeopardy

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Ohio’s agricultural community is watching the developments of a case in Darke County Common Pleas Court that could affect the way farmers do business.

OEPA investigating yet another spill at egg farm

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Buckeye Egg Farm is being investigated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Service for yet another spill, this time of fuel oil.

McClesters donate first ag easement to ODA

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Carroll County landowners Robert and Bernice McClester are the first landowners to donate an agricultural easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), ensuring their farm will not be converted to a non agricultural use.

Ag groups tend to back preservation

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

While questions remain about the seven-bill farmland preservation package to be introduced by state Reps. Gene Krebs and Sean Logan, Ohio agriculture organizations are generally supportive.

Inspection of farmland remains big question if pipeline approved

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Farmers may have to rely on company inspectors to monitor the construction and cleanup process if the proposed Independence Pipeline is approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Life will go on after the cows

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

At the close of 1998, John and Wendy Cooper made the toughest decision of their young lives: to sell their top-producing dairy herd, replacement animals, farm equipment, tractors and even the forage and feed inventory.

ODNR is seeing the forest for the trees

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Low-impact logging technology has made its way into Ohio and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants it to become the way of the future for Ohio woodland owners.

Pipeline inching closer to certificate

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Partners of the Independence Pipeline Company say they’ve met the market condition stipulations placed on the pipeline project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Hog producers to get cash payments

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

For the first time in 38 years, the USDA is using a little-known authority to make cash payments directly to producers, but most would prefer loan guarantees.

There’s something wild in Copley

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

There is something wild tucked away in a small Akron suburb: L&L Exotic Animal Farm Refuge and Rescue in Copley, Ohio.

Mahoning County sanctuary shelters unwanted exotics

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Ellen and Doug Whitehouse, owners of Noah’s Lost Ark in Berlin Center, Ohio, began adopting unwanted or abused exotic animals about 10 years ago.

Carnival of Horrors gives nightmares to E. coli victims

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Four new cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed last week in Medina County.

Farming new fields of mushrooms in Wayne Co.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Mushrooms made it possible for Tom Wiandt of Burbank to get himself back down on the farm after spending a number of years working in Wooster as an engineer.

Independence pipeline foes are still fighting

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Groups across Ohio and Pennsylvania opposing the proposed Independence natural gas pipeline, are still urging landowners not to sign right-of-way easements.

Penn State: Dairy farmers dependent on milk price supports

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

New Penn State report analyzes federal milk pricing legislation.

West Nile virus in Pa.

Thursday, October 12, 2000

Horse near Harrisburg put down; West Nile virus infection confirmed after tests.

Leetonia man breaks world pumpkin record

Thursday, October 12, 2000

David Stelts of Columbiana County, Ohio, broke the world and state records with his 1,140-pound pumpkin during the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth weigh-off.

Coalition pushes for contract protection

Thursday, October 12, 2000

A coalition of state attorneys general last month proposed model legislation, the Producer Protection Act, addressing contract production issues in agriculture.

Miniatures reflect U-turn in cattle

Thursday, October 12, 2000

Retired Ohio cattleman gets back into beef business — in a small, yet big, way.

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