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Keep calves, heifers healthy during winter

Thursday, January 4, 2001

Calves and heifers experience more disease during the winter than at any other time. What can you do to prevent it?

New regs for large feedlot operations

Thursday, January 4, 2001

EPA’s proposed regulations for large animal feedlot operation pollution control are under fire by the American Farm Bureau.

Ohio hog inventory up from last quarter

Thursday, January 4, 2001

Ohio hog producers had over 1.5 million hogs on hand Dec. 1, up 2 percent from a year earlier, and 6 percent above last quarter.

Funding available to eligible Pa. farmers

Thursday, December 28, 2000

The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Plan Grant Implementation Program is accepting applications until Dec. 29.

Heat with propane or shelled corn?

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Dennis Buffington, professor of agricultural at Penn State, studies when to consider heating by burning corn.

Pork checkoff ballots reviewed

Thursday, December 28, 2000

USDA announced last week that 2,000 pork checkoff referendum ballots initially declared invalid will be reviewed again at the county level to determine whether they can be counted.

A new year’s wish: Common ground

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Editor Susan Crowell talks about when we use the same word, “family farming.”we do not all mean the same thing and about common ground.

Tractor certification course offered in Medina County

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Medina County 4-H will present a six-class tractor certification course Jan. 13 through Feb. 17for those 14-16 who will be operating a tractor over 20-horse power.

Cuyahoga Valley farms resurrected

Thursday, December 28, 2000

The Cuyahoga National Park is re-establishing farming where it was being pursued before the park was created 25 years ago. Proposals for sustainable farming operations are being accepted.

USDA confirms dairy market loss payments

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Recently approved Dairy Market Loss Assistance Payments will be made starting this week.

86 Square a next step in science of genetics

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Texas A&M University has successfully cloned an exact copy of Bull 86, a pregenitor found resistant to most cattle disease.

Ann Veneman first woman secretary of agriculture

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Former deputy secretary of USDA from 1991 to 1993, Ann Veneman, has been appointed by President-elect George W. Bush as the nation’s 27th secretary of agriculture.

Arts center to host comic book exhibit

Thursday, December 28, 2000

The Ashtabula Arts Center will host an exhibit of original comic book art by acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell. from Jan. 5 through Feb. 28.

Biography series features those over 100 years old

Thursday, December 28, 2000

New PBS series is holding a casting call of centernarians to have their stories told on The Living Century, a new series that premiered in December.

Final organic product standards released

Thursday, December 28, 2000

After months of work and 300,000 public comments, USDA has released national standards for organically grown products.

From papyri pages to the King James

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Bible texts from the 1st century through the Kings James version of 1611 showcase some of the milestones of its earliest history on exhibit at the University of Michigan.

Travel the world through new exhibit in Cincinnati

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Passport to the World series at Cincinnati Museum Center travels around the world to bring you music, dance, food, stories and crafts in three special weekends.

Gov. Taft signs bill to toughen livestock environmental regs

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The new law transfers the livestock waste permitting program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Your rural motif ornament may be worth $100 prize

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is running a special contest for the best handmade holiday ornament.

Hog report a step in right direction

Thursday, December 21, 2000

The USDA’s new monthly hog reports will provide estimates of sow and gilt inventories, the number of sows and gilts farrowed, and the number of sows and gilts bred, in addition to monthly pig crop estimates.

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