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Pork board looking for new leader

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The National Pork Board is moving forward with its search for a new chief executive officer.

Guest Commentary: Don’t back away from biotechnology

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Emerson Nafziger, crop production specialist with University of Illinois Extension, writes about the unfortunate tendency to condemn GM crops before their benefits have been realized.

Ohio leads nation with 220 Tree City USA communities

Thursday, May 10, 2001

For the 19th consecutive year, Ohio has retained its standing as the nation’s leader in the number of Tree City USA communities.

USDA upholds roadless protections rule

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Secretary of Agriculture Veneman announces additional actions to address reasonable concerns to ensure responsible implementation.

Norwayne FFA awards top members

Thursday, May 10, 2001

A moment of silence was observed during the annual member recognition banquet in memory of George R. Smith as a friend and staunch supporter of the 4-H and FFA programs in Wayne County.

Canfield Fair boosts premiums for top hay and grain entries

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.

Sheep industry opposes WTO decision

Thursday, May 10, 2001

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body overturned a 1999 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has prompted the United States to impose import restraints on lamb meat imports.

Farm bill debate demands attention

Thursday, May 10, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on some of the proposals set before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee in its hearings on the next farm bill.

Organ restoration sounds a new note

Thursday, May 3, 2001

John Watson, conservator of instruments at Colonial Williamsburg, and David Blanchfield, associate metals conservator, recently conserved and restored Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century chamber organ.

Professor says bigger churches aren’t always better

Thursday, May 3, 2001

According to a survey, churches in the United States are never going to be mega-churches, and according to a Emory University professor, shouldn’t try to be.

Ohio alert for foot-and-mouth

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ohio Director of Agriculture Fred L. Dailey, does not believe it is inevitable that the disease will make its way into the United States, but the state is refining its battle plan should that ever happen.

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to business mergers

Thursday, May 3, 2001

An international strategist who studies global mergers says megamergers between giants turn out like bad marriages instead of sound business deals.

Taking a picture of the sheep industry

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Charles Parker, executive director of the National Seed Stock Alliance, spoke to members of the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association meeting at Smithville, Ohio.

Bad accounting hurts social security

Thursday, May 3, 2001

J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business Administration, says nnless significant reforms are undertaken soon, a major consequence of government’s budget deceptions is that Social Security will be unable to pay retirees any benefits in 15 or so years.

German-imported cattle tested for BSE, all return negative

Thursday, May 3, 2001

As a safety precaution, the cattle, had been restricted to their premises in Texas since March 1997.

Consumer confidence tumbles in April

Thursday, May 3, 2001

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index tumbled nearly eight points in April.

Planting Christmas memories

Thursday, May 3, 2001

About the only time there isn’t something that has to be done on a Christmas tree farm, says Mike Dittmer of Dittmer’s Tree Depot at Atwater, is in the few weeks right after Christmas.

Ohioans picked to help draft CAFO regs

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Ohio Agriculture Director Fred L. Dailey announces the Livestock Environmental Permitting Program advisory committee.

Taking a look at the cattle market

Thursday, May 3, 2001

According to a Purdue University extension marketing specialist, the second half of the year appears to be bright.

‘GNO for Good:’ A cut above the rest

Thursday, May 3, 2001

A new ‘do does more than to raise the spirit of one woman. It gives another woman and her family a new lease on life.

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