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Still time to attend free-range poultry workshop

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Herman Beck-Chenoweth will conduct a hands-on course May 10-12 at his research farm in Creola.

Pork producers may post 2001 profits

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Kansas State University James Mintert expects cash hog prices in the benchmark Iowa-southern Minnesota market this year to average in the low $40s per hundredweight.

Secondary insects can be primary pests

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Wireworm, white grub and seed corn maggot are known as secondary insects only because the total economic damage caused by them is low. In some cases, any one of those insects can become a field’s primary pest.

China association to hold convention

Thursday, April 26, 2001

White Ironstone China Association’s seventh national convention will be held May 3-6 in historic Worthington, Ohi

FCS plan offers more choices

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The president and chief executive officer for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America writes to refute an Alan Guebert column.

Is E. coli coming to your county fair

Thursday, April 26, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell issues a call to action to fair officials before the upcoming fair season.

Biodiesel found in more and more tanks

Thursday, April 26, 2001

In the past year, as pure soy biodiesel licensed to a number of manufacturers by the National Biodiesel Board has gained more general acceptance, the amount of soy oil being burned as automotive fuel has skyrocketed.

Counselors attuned to school climate

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Jean Peterson, coordinator of school counseling at the Purdue School of Education at West Lafayette, Ind., writes about the role that a school counselor can play in keeping peace within a school.

Amphora collectors gather for event

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The second conference on Amphora glass was held last month in Meadville, Pa.

West Branch FFA recognizes its own

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Brad Baker, class of ’89, was the guest speaker at the West Branch FFA Awards Banquet April 19, which also recognized West Branch graduate and now ag education teacher Greg Sharp as its Honorary Chapter Farmer.

Foot-and-mouth could still impact pork exports and prices

Thursday, April 26, 2001

According to Kansas State University agricultural economist James Mintert, “If foot-and-mouth becomes more widespread, it could provide a boost to U.S. pork exports,” Mintert said. “Conversely, if FMD enters the U.S., it could result in pork-importing countries restricting U.S. access to their markets.

The stars came out for FFA banquet

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Western Reserve held its annual FFA banquet and awards ceremony March 30.

Horsin’ around just comes naturally for this crew

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Mahoning County’s newest 4-H club, The North Jackson Corral Crue started out a family affair, but now has 10 youth, ranging in age from 8 to 16.

Scientists develop phosphorus index to control runoff

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The index can be used to predict the risk of phosphorus runoff from pastures fertilized with animal manure or commercial fertilizers

A man and his machines

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Charles Gander, of Stoneboro, Pa., has turned his “big toys” into a booming business, turning a lifelong love affair with machinery into a custom farming sideline growing as fast as corn in July.

Get a glimpse of Amish life in Ohio

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus will open April 26 the exhibit, “Made By Loving Hands: Amish Children’s Clothing, Toys and Quilts,” from the Thomas and Marsha French collection

Gypsy moth treatments planned for May 7

Thursday, April 26, 2001

More than 38,000 acres in Ashland, Ashtabula, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Harrison, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties are targeted for aerial treatment.

Atrazine not causing groundwater pollution

Thursday, April 26, 2001

The herbicide atrazine isn’t causing groundwater pollution, but its effect on surface water is another question.

EPA awards brownfields grants to Ohio communities

Thursday, April 26, 2001

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded four brownfields grants worth $2.8 million to Ohio communities: Columbus, Lockland, Mansfield and a joint grant to Cleveland and Lima.

Ohio’s new driver’s license program seems to be working

Thursday, April 26, 2001

Fewer 16- and 17-year-olds were involved in fatal crashes, and fewer were involved in crashes involving alcohol use.

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