Stories by Andrea Zippay

Court reopens Canadian border

Thursday, July 21, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court’s injunction, reopening the Canadian border to live cattle and ruminant shipments July 14.

Trumbull County: Commissioners aren’t trying to sell fairgrounds property to balance budget

Thursday, July 14, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The Trumbull County fairgrounds is no smaller during this week’s fair than it was last year, despite stories circulating that say county commissioners plan to sell part of the property.

Fire closes Andersons’ marine grain facility

Thursday, July 14, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Black smoke billowed high into the sky above Toledo July 1 after a series of explosions and a subsequent fire at a grain facility owned by The Andersons.

No prize for biggest farm

Thursday, July 7, 2005

ASHLAND, Ohio – It’s a stretch to put Harold and Julia Swain in the same category as other young farmers.

Eagle eyes

Thursday, July 7, 2005

DIAMOND, Ohio – Sixty-five feet in the air, Jeff Janosik looks across the treetops.
The old beech tree he’s perched in – he figures it’s 80 to 100 years old – is taller than most in the woodland here, not far from Lake Milton.

Ron Kreis: Ohioan is world champion auctioneer

Thursday, July 7, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Ron Kreis chants and calls while he drives, auctioneering passing fence posts and telephone poles to invisible bidders.

Range rovers: Pastured pork niche fits Pennsylvania family

Thursday, June 30, 2005

JACKSON CENTER, Pa. – Driving across the country road just east of Jackson Center, Pa., you’ll see pigs wallowing in mud pits or litters of piglets trailing their mothers across a pasture before disappearing into a patch of tall grass.

Ohio Department of Agriculture proposes fines for Ohio Fresh Eggs

Thursday, June 23, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Last week, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Fred Dailey proposed civil penalties of $212,000 against Ohio Fresh Eggs, the company that took over barns previously owned by Buckeye Egg Farm.

More facts aired in hog swap case

Thursday, June 23, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Developments continue to surface in the case that accuses Howard Parrish, a nationally known hog judge and breeder, of switching his granddaughter Caprianna’s champion gilt for another animal after the 2004 Williams County Fair.

The shirt off his back

Thursday, June 23, 2005

KENSINGTON, Ohio – Dan McKarns says he isn’t a die-hard NASCAR fan, but he sure likes what the late Dale Earnhardt stood for.


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