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EPA delivers 15 years of acid rain reductions

Friday, December 31, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report that shows 15 years of successful results from its nationwide effort to address acid rain. Since its inception in 1995 as part of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, EPA’s Acid Rain Program has earned widespread acclaim due to dramatic sulfur dioxide (SO2) […]

This year I really want to …

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The beginning of a new year is normally associated with resolutions. This year instead of asking for resolutions, we requested our readers share their New Year’s wishes. Below are the many inspiring responses we received. This year I really want to restore America to the country I grew up in. Karen Cunningham New Cumberland, W. […]

OLCSB swine committee recommends stall-free by 2025

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Swine subcommittee trying to even the playing field, no new stall-based facilities after 2025

Dear Mr. Apples and Oranges

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another final column of the year and, as is the custom, another year where readers will have the final word. Some of their words are bitter, some are sweet and all arrive with either red hot passion or cold blue conviction. Take the mid-August email that started, “You didn’t do a very good job of […]

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: Earl Butz

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Earl Butz Earl Lauer Butz, the outspoken U.S. secretary of agriculture who served under presidents Nixon and Ford, died Feb. 2, 2008. he was 98. A native of Indiana, Butz was the first person to earn a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Purdue, in 1937. In 1943, he was a research economist for the Brookings […]

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: Fred Johnson

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fred Johnson Fred H. Johnson Jr., who did more to advance the Angus cattle breed than probably any other individual in the breed’s history worldwide, died Sept. 6, 2007, at age 91, at his home in Summitville, Ohio, Johnson built an innovative tile manufacturing company with his brother, Pete, and threw that same business passion […]

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: Ed Johnson

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ed Johnson The voice of Ohio agriculture, G. Edwin Johnson, founder and president of Agri Communicators Inc., parent company of his TV show Agri Country, Agri Broadcast Network radio program and monthly farm magazine. Ohio Country Journal, died Feb. 12, 2001. He was raised on 230-acre livestock farm in Fairfield County, Ohio, and graduated from […]

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: Orville Freeman

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Orville Freeman Orville Freeman, a Democratic Farmer Labor party member who served as governor of Minnesota from 1955 to 1961, died Feb. 20, 2003. As secretary of agriculture under presidents Kennedy and Johnson (1961 to 1969), Freeman helped to create the food stamp program, school breakfast programs, and promoted the export of U.S. farm products.

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: Bob Evans

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bob Evans Bob Evans, who founded a retail sausage and family restaurant business and became one of the best-known Ohioans of the 20th century, died June 21, 2007. He was 89. But Evans considered his success with year-round grazing his pinnacle achievement. “I was content having my farm. It’s all I ever really wanted.” Best […]

We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: O.C. Duke

Thursday, December 30, 2010

O.C. Duke Orland C. Duke, known as the “grand old man of agriculture” in the Medina County, Ohio, area, died May 11, 2002. Born in 1902 in West Virginia, Duke majored in vocational agriculture at Berea College in Kentucky. At graduation, a school administrator told him there was an opening for an ag teacher in […]

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