Read it Again: Week of July 19, 2001.

80 years ago this week.

Belmont County damages by dogs totaled $5,479. The damage, paid from the dog tax fun, covered 628 sheep that were killed and 875 injured head.

Leonard Ayers, statistician with the Cleveland Trust Company, warns that the present depression is likely to last at least 10 years. “We are not likely to see in America another period like last year,” writes Farm and Dairy Editor R.B. Thompson, “unless there is another great war, and two great wars seldom occur in one generation.”

50 years ago this week.

On a trip the first week in July, Howard Cope had the opportunity to see corn growing from Ohio to Chicago. He returned to his farm near Hanoverton convinced that his neighbor, D. W. Haley, had the best corn he had seen up to that time. Mr. Haley planted 16 acres the first of May. On July 6, most of the corn already was close to 6 feet in height. Until, then the Farm and Dairy reporter had seen little corn in the area that was above knee height. The 14 years that he has farmed on the Hanoverton-Mechanicstown Road, Mr. Haley admitted, he has not had a finer stand. It remains to be seen whether the yield will top his last year’s record of 85.45 bushels, second highest in the county.

25 years ago this week.

European corn borer damage to corn fields seems to be much heavier than in recent years, states Dean Slates, Stark County Extension agent. We seem to be having severe infestation of late first brood corn borers. Corn producers should check closely the whorls of corn plants for feeding damage. “When 50-75 percent of corn plants show damage – DO SOMETHING,” emphasized Slates.

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