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Sweet Equity: Ohio Valley Farmers Tapping Into Tradition

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When Seth Long first began experimenting with maple syrup production, he tapped hollow pegs called spiles into individual trees, collected drips of sap in milk jugs, and carried each gallon down the the steep mountainside on foot. Now, Long rides an open-air buggy up muddy switchbacks to a 500-gallon collection tank from which translucent blue… Read More

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Kentucky Reports Lower Statewide Jobless Rate In February

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly in February. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.1 percent in February. The preliminary statewide figure was down from the 4.2 percent rate reported for January. The statewide unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in February… Read More