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Farmers Keep an Eye on WTO's Agricultural Trade Negotiations

When yields for soybeans and corn are higher than normal, as they are this fall, farming in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan can be profitable despite prices that are lower than last year's. >> Read the Full Article

EU Files Complaint Against U.S., Canada

The European Union's head office said Monday it had filed a complaint against the United States and Canada for failing to lift sanctions against the EU over its ban on imports of hormone-treated beef. >> Read the Full Article

Ohio Researcher Says Zinc Oxide's Future Bright -- as a Light Source

Researchers at Wright State University and Wright Patterson Air Force Base are investigating the amazing properties of a substance so common it is found in baby powder. >> Read the Full Article

Federal Salvage-Logging Rules Face New Suit by Conservationists in Oregon

The U.S. Forest Service is abusing federal fire salvage logging rules to harvest living, old-growth timber where a wildfire swept through the Malheur National Forest in July 2002, according to a federal lawsuit by conservationists. >> Read the Full Article

Oil Supply to Peak Sooner Than Thought, Says BP Scientist

World oil production is likely to peak in the next decade, much earlier than many international forecasts, a senior BP executive has told The Business. >> Read the Full Article

Senator's Defeat Hurts Country-of-Origin Labeling for Food

With the defeat this week of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and produce has lost one of its most powerful and committed supporters, say observers on both sides of the issue. >> Read the Full Article

Ag-Related Firms Worried Ban on Methyl Bromide will Harm their Businesses

Methyl bromide is a chemical fumigant used to sterilize the soil for field crops like strawberries and to kill pests on export crops like walnuts and almonds. >> Read the Full Article

New Columbia, S.C., University Dormitory Features 'Green' Design

West Quad's three cream-colored buildings feature long hallways and little bedroom suites just like any other dorm. >> Read the Full Article

Alternative Fuel Hits the Pump in Idaho

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's new Suburban gets 100 miles for every gallon of gas used – because it runs on a new alternative fuel that's 85 percent ethanol. >> Read the Full Article