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USDA scientists complete livestock genetics project

Thursday, January 11, 2001

USDA scientists have completed a pilot project to decipher segments of cattle and swine genes, paving the way for technologies that will help livestock breeders identify animals with superior qualities.

Record number of rare plants found in Ohio

Thursday, January 11, 2001

An unusually large number of new and rare wild plant species were spotted in Ohio last year.

Millport yearly weather report

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Here’s what U.S. weather observer Edwin R. Copeland recorded about 2000 weather from his station in southern Columbiana County.

All livestock producers need manure management plan

Thursday, January 11, 2001

By 2008, all livestock farms in Ohio are going to have to have a nutrient management plan in place and be implementing it.

Jury’s still out on high oil corn

Thursday, January 11, 2001

An Ohio State researcher cautions livestock producers to pencil it out first before switching to high oil corn for their rations, due to a good market for feed grade fat.

Visit the Greensburg antiques show

Thursday, January 11, 2001

The well known Greensburg, Pa., Antiques Show runs Jan. 19-21 east of Pittsburgh.

Spotlight isn’t just on large farms

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Editor Susan Crowell warns the manure regulations are hitting farms of all sizes, not just the big boys.

Innovative Farmers of Ohio will look at financial realities of farming today

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Group’s annual meeting Jan. 27 will spur a look at the bottom line in a new way.

A farmer can appreciate the ‘arts’

Thursday, January 11, 2001

This letter writer takes offense to an elected official who considers those who choose to farm unsophisticated country bumpkins.

Avalon Inn hosts 42nd antiques sale

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Thirty-five exhibitors from three states will offer antiques and collectibles at the annual Avalon Inn Antiques Show Jan. 26-28.

Car collector buys favorite car of Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Thursday, January 11, 2001

The anonymous buyer purchased the car as a surprise gift for his wife.

Don’t make it so easy for thieves to steal your identity

Thursday, January 11, 2001

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Identity theft is a rapidly growing crime. If you didn’t get a paper shredder for Christmas, you might want to buy one, suggests a family economics and financial management educator in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “One way to stop “dumpster divers” is to shred papers that contain private information,” […]

Elder to head ODA’s new livestock division

Thursday, January 11, 2001

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has tapped Kevin Elder to lead its new livestock regulatory division.

A farmer can appreciate the ‘arts’

Thursday, January 11, 2001

This letter writer takes offense to an elected official who considers those who choose to farm unsophisticated country bumpkins.

Weather, everybody talks about it, but it keeps on doing things its own way

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Climatologist James Newman thinks this winter will be colder and snowier, but by spring, temperatures and moisture will be about normal.

Horses stand cold weather with careful management

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Can horses tolerate winter weather? They can under the owner’s watchful eye. They can withstand temperature down to 13 degrees. Anything below that horses will need more energy to keep themselves warm.

New corn viruses raise their ugly heads

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Ohio State researchers have discovered two new corn viruses, one which remains to be identified.

Trumbull SWCD initiates watershed project that ignores state lines

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Water quality project could serve as model for other watersheds that cross political boundaries.

Official scorers say Ohio deer a record

Thursday, January 11, 2001

A white-tailed deer killed last fall in Greene County is an Ohio record and, if approved by national scoring organizations, could also be the largest deer ever taken by a hunter in the world.

Simple machines exhibited at Roscoe Village

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Throughout February and March, Historic Roscoe Village will be displaying simple machines used during the canal era in the East Gallery of the Visitor Center.

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