Stories by Andrea Zippay

West Branch FFA increases recognition

Thursday, April 25, 2002

The West Branch FFA broke new ground by presenting more awards to upperclassmen than ever before during its annual member-parent banquet April 18.

Auction set for cattle thief’s restitution

Thursday, April 18, 2002

Belmont County officials will auction assets seized from alleged cattle thief Christopher Gray to try and pay back cattlemen for their losses.

Ohio bill would end Sunday hunting restrictions

Thursday, April 11, 2002

An Ohio bill proposing an extra day of hunting free of restrictions has not yet been passed into law.

Pa. couple sues over milk checkoff

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Joe and Brenda Cochran of Westfield, Pa., filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Scranton challenging the constitutionality of the mandatory dairy checkoff promotion program.

Sunday hunting under fire in West Virginia

Thursday, April 11, 2002

A new bill would reverse existing law, proposing that Sunday hunting be prohibited unless county voters say otherwise.

Area cooperatives combine operations

Thursday, April 11, 2002

The merger proposal was approved by more than 70 percent of the cooperatives’ members.

Clean Ohio farmland preservation program still seeks applicants

Thursday, April 4, 2002

Ohio landowners have until April 30 to apply for farmland preservation money through the Clean Ohio Fund.

Beaver Township flood plain is paradise for Calvin fish farm

Thursday, April 4, 2002

Paradise Fish Farm, one of eastern Ohio’s few aquaculture operations, hatches and feeds out hundreds of thousands of fish each year, including channel catfish, yellow perch, bluegills, largemouth bass and other specialty fish.

Family ties, customer pressure at core of White House Fruit Farm success

Thursday, March 28, 2002

White House Fruit Farm earned the Direct Agricultural Marketing Association’s Gene Cravens Distinguished Service Award in 2002, recognizing the family for its direct marketing efforts and success.

Questions surface on legality of Paylean

Thursday, March 28, 2002

ODA officials continue to field phone calls from confused livestock exhibition sponsors after issuing a memo regarding the legality of Paylean, a feed supplement for hogs.

Global program seeds idea of 8 billion bushel grain production cutback

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Founders say the Focus on Sabbatical program has the potential to double grain prices a year before the actual production cut.

More farmers consider composting livestock carcasses

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Farmers tend to lose more animals in a year than they realize, and the uncertainty of how to dispose of carcasses continues to burn in their minds.

Wooden replica popularity spreads like wildfire, creates jobs for disabled adults

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Family business turns into much more.

A look at the numbers: The drought stretches beyond Pennsylvania

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Nationally, January marked the fourth consecutive month with below- to much-below-normal precipitation for the Northeast region, with the October-January period ranking as the second driest such period in the 108-year record.

Pa. drought emergency dries up hope for quick recovery

Thursday, March 7, 2002

Most areas need 12 to 31 inches of rain to pull Pennsylvania out of drought in the next four months.

Borlaug offers hope for global harvest

Thursday, February 28, 2002

In an Ohio presentation, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug outlined his views on agriculture in the coming century.

International peace project rooted in Ohio

Thursday, February 28, 2002

Organizers of the project are still seeking donations of tractor use for the domestic unveiling.

Columbiana-Mahoning cattlemen honor Oelker

Thursday, February 21, 2002

The Columbiana-Mahoning Cattlemen’s Association showed its appreciation to Columbiana County Extension Ag Agent Ernie Oelker during the association’s recent annual meeting.

ATV lawsuit leaves homeowners, Hartville couple waiting for answers

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Residents of the Johnny Apple seed housing development have filed suit against Lo-Conn Motocross alleging the new track is a nuisance.

Meat goat show focuses on teaching essentials

Thursday, February 14, 2002

The Ohio Meat Goat Association will host a event aimed at educating exhibitors and audience what to look for when choosing project animals.


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About Andrea

Former staff reporter Andrea Zippay wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2001 to 2009.