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USDA adds $300 million bioenergy program

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Bioenergy producers who increase their purchases of corn, soybeans and other commodities to expand production of ethanol, biodiesel or other biofuels will be eligible for cash payments from the USDA.

Ag package includes direct payments and crop insurance reform

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Congress approves farm assistance package that includes crop insurance overhaul.

Butterflies free to fly: Study finds Bt corn safe for butterfly

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

A University of Illinois field test found a Bt corn variety had no adverse effect on black swallowtail caterpillars, but a lab test on a different event drew words of caution.

Intensive grazing, composting make Millers unique

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Knox County farmers Greg and Beverly Miller of Lone Pine Ranch, Howard, received the statewide Environmental Stewardship Award sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.

Ohio EPA gives Stoll Farms the green light

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final permit to allow Stoll Farms Inc. to expand its Wayne County dairy farm.

Opinion: It’s all in your perspective

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

In her weekly commentary, Editor Susan Crowell reminds readers that problems, like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder.

Ohio may be extinct as Corn Belt

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Ohio’s land values and land use are shifting from the Midwest into the Northeast.

Waste not: Dairyman tackles problem head on

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Smart farm management decisions earned Knox County dairyman Tom Freer one of five Environmental Stewardship Awards presented statewide by the Ohio Livestock Council.

Ohio Senate approves Mumper’s livestock bill

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

The Ohio Senate approved legislation May 24 to transfer regulation of large livestock operations from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Arrowhead has buffalo future in its cross hairs

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

A northeastern Ohio buffalo ranch is a world leader in buffalo genetics and DNA testing.

Select Sires gains power

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

The members of Select Sires and Sire Power have approved the merger of the two artificial insemination cooperatives.

Dairymen tired of getting dumped on, organize strike on Independence Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Dairy farmers across the nation are organizing a dump of one day’s milk production, hoping to draw national attention to low milk prices.

Taft addresses ag and the environment

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft responded to a set of questions concerning environmental issues and agriculture.

Minor breeds must make major strides

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy has listed Ayrshire, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn dairy breeds on its watch list because they have shown a marked decline since 1970.

Ohio organic dairy market gaining

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Demand is strong for Bunker Hill’s organic cheese and Goshen Dairy is considering bottling organic fluid milk.

Tax laws allow farmers flexibility

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Tax laws allow farmers more flexibility in reporting government payments than they may think.

Don’t let heavy hand of government hold back economic growth

Thursday, November 2, 2000

What is really the prime mover of today’s booming economy. One reader offers his view.

Victorian house sought for village at depot museum

Thursday, November 2, 2000

The Jefferson Depot in Ashtabula County, Ohio, wants to add more buildings to restored historic village.

FDA to withdraw poultry drugs

Thursday, November 2, 2000

The FDA is withdrawing its approval of fluoroquinolone poultry antibiotics.

Reader says vote no on Ohio’s Issue 1

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Nationalizing land rights is socialism purchased with taxes, says one reader about Ohio’s statewide Issue 1.

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