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Trade authority is critical first step

Thursday, December 27, 2001

A Pennsylvania farmer commends Rep. Phil English for his vote in support of Trade Promotion Authority.

Dairy Excel: New Year’s resolutions for dairy producers

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Dennis Weilnau, agricultural extension agent in Stark and Summit counties and a member of OSU’s DairyExcel team, urges dairy producers to build their New Year’s resolutions around improvements.

Read it Again: Week of Dec. 27, 2001

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Each week “Farm and Dairy” takes a look at what was making news in years gone by.

“But I Asked Santa For…

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Farm and Family Living columnist Laurie Marlatt Steeb passes on an article on raising children by Thomas Phelan.

Mission accomplished: Simplicity

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about Gustave Stickley’s “mission” style furniture.

Trade authority is critical first step

Thursday, December 27, 2001

A Pennsylvania farmer commends Rep. Phil English for his vote in support of Trade Promotion Authority.

Tips for employers faced with layoffs

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Employment law analyst says preparation and forethought can make the process less traumatic for everyone involved.

Smithsonian Institute launches collecting Web site for children

Thursday, December 27, 2001

With the new “Smithsonian Kids: Collecting” Web site, millions more school children can experience the Smithsonian’s one-of-a-kind collections online.

Senate vote pushes farm bill debate into the new year

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The 54-43 vote to end debate was just six short of the 60 votes needed to free the measure for a vote. Both political parties blamed the other for the delay.

Retail grocery prices drop in last quarter

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The latest informal survey shows an 18-cent decrease on the average total cost of 16 basic grocery items from this year’s third quarter.

Program helps revitalize Lake Erie’s urban waterfronts

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Port Clinton, Lorain, Huron, Kelleys Island and some Cleveland suburbs among those benefiting from Ohio’s Coastal Management Program.

Preserving WWI veterans’ stories

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The Library of Congress and its American Folklife Center are looking for World War I veterans willing to be interviewed about their war experiences.

Penn State develops a ‘northern rain forest’ to soak up waste water

Thursday, December 27, 2001

By replacing the typical central Pennsylvania forest community of red oak, black oak, and red maple with thirstier species the university has created an area with a natural demand for waste water.

Now is the best time to perk up houseplants

Thursday, December 27, 2001

If you didn’t repot your house plants this fall you should do it now, since most plants actually double in size every 6 to 12 months.

Meetings cover federal scrapie rules

Thursday, December 27, 2001

A series of OSU sponsored meetings early in the year will clarify the USDA’s requirements for establishing sheep and goat identification systems as part of a government effort to track and eradicate scrapie.

Examine grain handling system now to avoid harvest delays next year

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Delays not due to mechanical breakdowns often can be avoided by matching each component in the system to the combine’s capacity.

America West Archives auctions

Thursday, December 27, 2001

The summer and fall auctions brought a wide assortment of unique and historical ephemera from the American West onto the block. Autographs were the most desirable items.

A tart cherry a day keeps the doctor away

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Taking whole fruit capsules containing cherries has been shown to provide relief from arthritis and joint pain.

Watchmaker’s hands create a lifetime of work

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Mark Baker who has his own clock repair shop in Damascus says just about every person who comes into his shop has a story to shares behind the piece they bring.

Inspired by our nation’s foundation

Thursday, December 27, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the importance of agriculture to the nation’s economy.

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