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Two Mapleton FFA’ers earn American degree

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The chapter recognized Kelly Fugitt and Russ Stolcals, who will be receiving American FFA degrees at the national convention later this year.

Three Jerseys top $6,000 in Wooster

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Canadian consignments were in demand at the 2001 Ohio Spring Classic and Jackpot Sale sponsored by the Ohio Jersey Breeder’s Association.

Pa. eliminates bottleneck for farmland preservation

Thursday, June 7, 2001

A new law amending the Agricultural Security Area Law allows counties to preserve tracts of farmland that extend into adjoining counties.

What is the farmers’ contribution?

Thursday, June 7, 2001

In a guest commentary, R.L. Kohls ag economist from the Purdue Extension, writes about the farmer’s share of the food dollar.

Homegrown herbs are healthier, but are a challenge to grow

Thursday, June 7, 2001

By growing your own you never have to worry about freshness. You can just harvest and use. The challenges are really clear when you work with farmers interested in diversifying into the herb market.

USDA tilts prices for butter and powder

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The USDA announced May 31 that its Commodity Credit Corporation will increase the price it pays for butter by 19.99 cents to $0.8548 per pound, and decrease the price of nonfat dry milk by 10.32 cents to 90 cents per pound, effective immediately. The cheese prices will not change.

America’s pastime gets an old twist

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The Hoover Sweepers vintage baseball club will kick off its seventh season June 10 with a home game against the Ohio Village Muffins.

Lake’s water level down: More sandy space on Erie beaches

Thursday, June 7, 2001

There will be more space for beach activities on all the State Park beaches this summer.

Worker protection training mandatory

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Handlers and workers must have training when they first begin their job, then at least once every five years. The training includes pesticide handling and safety, emergency procedures and preventing pesticide exposure.

Reeves clothing displayed at Dover Victorian mansion

Thursday, June 7, 2001

In celebration of the centennial of the house, a special display of Reeves clothing will be featured this summer in the third-floor ballroom.

Zehnder wins dairy poster contest

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The grand-prize winner of the Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters poster contest was Katie Zehnder from Mrs. Milajecki’s class at St. Aloysius in East Liverpool.

Horseman’s Council towpath ride big success

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Bill Baker of the Stark County Horseman’s Council thanks everyone who helped make the annual Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail ride a success.

Washboard music festival scheduled June 15-17

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The only remaining operating washboard factory inspires an international music festival in Logan, Ohio.

Dredging permits for Allegheny, Ohio rivers issued by Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Four companies have been granted permits for commercial sand and gravel dredging on portions of a 100-mile stretch of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers.

Hog producers not ready to expand

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Producers are currently experiencing profit levels that have not often been seen in recent history, but are just now back to the financial point that they were three years ago.

New green maps track environmental landmarks with icons

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The latest green map was released last month in Santa Monica, but more than 100 communities worldwide have their own versions.

Antique car show expected to draw 400 vintage vehicles

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The Antique, Classic & Collector Car Show on Father’s Day, at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardents is organized by the Ohio Region Classic Car Club of America.

Pond weeds getting early start

Thursday, June 7, 2001

Late May and early June are the best times to take preventative action against weeds. The best time to apply aquatic herbicides is when the target plants are actively growing and before they flower and produce seed.

Foot-and-mouth disease hits European farmers’ clout as well as pocketbook

Thursday, June 7, 2001

President of the Belgian farmers union said the economic impact of the disease has been enormous, but psychologically, it has been even worse.

USDA appoints Adams to head Ohio Farm Service Agency

Thursday, June 7, 2001

The assistant director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture has been named direction of the Farm Service Agency Ohio office.

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