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Organic certification funds available; 15 states eligible

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Funds to defray costs of organic certification are available to producers in 15 states.

Pa. forestland not hurt by longwall mine subsidence

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Study found only localized subsidence-related stresses in woodlands in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Senate switch creates new ag chair

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Sen. James Jeffords’ decision to leave the Republican Party has one profound implication for agriculture.

‘The stories behind the faces

Thursday, May 31, 2001

Carnegie Museum of Art presents Portrait/Self Portrait: Prints and Drawings from the Museum’s Collections – five centuries of important works on paper.

USDA removes import restrictions for certain European Union countries

Thursday, May 31, 2001

U.S. import restrictions are being lifted for the following EU countries where no cases of foot-and-mouth disease have been reported: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

USDA still fumbling with price reporting

Thursday, May 31, 2001

On May 14, AMS discovered a technical error in the computer program for the livestock mandatory price reporting system. Livestock markets were shocked by revelations that the errors had understated prices of boxed beef since the beginning of April.

American buffalo coin to be minted

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The one-dollar silver commemorative coin is based on the celebrated Buffalo nickel, designed by James Earle Fraser and minted from 1913 through 1938.

Asian automakers continue to set the quality mark

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Toyota’s Lexus Division continues to dominate other manufacturers in initial product quality, earning top honors in three out of the four segments in which it competes.

Be a wise owl, not a jackrabbit on the gas pedal

Thursday, May 24, 2001

You can’t change gasoline prices, but you can drive more efficiently and maintain your vehicle to lower your gasoline costs.

Carrollton FFA presents annual chapter awards

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Carrollton FFA chapter held its banquet on April 28.

Conservation farm reaping rewards of environmental teamwork

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Landowner’s legacy is foundation for conservation and farm drainage research.

David Byers, Misty Sayers earn top Edison FFA honors

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Edison FFA chapter honored its members and special guests at its annual spring banquet May 11.

Dress detective releases CD-ROM

Thursday, May 24, 2001

American Dresses 1780-1900: Identification and Significance of 148 Extant Dresses by 93-year-old Elsie Frost McMurry, is a 810-page encyclopedic reference with more than 300 photographs and illustrations.

Error in price reports could cost cattlemen millions of dollars

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Agricultural Marketing Service is recalculating the boxed beef cutout values from April 3 through May 11, and primal cut values from April 3 through May 15.

Failed wheat crop may test Congress

Thursday, May 24, 2001

In the face of a total crop failure in wheat country, will Congress finally stand firm on its long-held resolve to quit throwing out its own budget by voting in farm disaster aid?

FAO chief calls for biotech acceptance

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Jacques Diouf, director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a May 14 speech in Stockholm that each GMO application must be fully analyzed on a case-by-case basis.

Farmers caught between costs, prices

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Allen Lines, OSU agricultural economist says that high costs and low prices are beginning to temper optimism among Ohio farmers Without the government program there would be a lot of farmers in financial deep water.

First central Ohio ag preservation easement received

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Part of Stratford Ecological Center near Delaware is preserved by agricultural easement.

Gas prices affect tourism industry

Thursday, May 24, 2001

While long-term tourism is recession-proof, while gas prices are high some segments of the industry could face hard times.

Guest Commentary: Our fear of “Frankenfood”

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Louise Fresco, assistant-director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Agriculture Department, writes about the credibility problem of biological agricultural science today, and how it is increasingly equated with threat.

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