Stories by Andrea Zippay

Three-dimensional fence deters deer

Thursday, March 6, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Jefferson County farmer Clint Finney watched his corn yields drop dramatically, tumbling from above 90 bushels per acre to 20 bushels per acre in the course of a couple years. The crop damage was so extreme, most neighbors had stopped raising corn altogether. Despite hunters taking dozens and dozens of deer — […]

Portage Co. farmhouse set to make TV appearance

Thursday, March 6, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — The Ravenna-area farmhouse whose renovation turned up historic artifacts and a rich family history will be featured on Home & Garden Television (HGTV) next week. Chris and Tom Hopes’ Civil War-era farmhouse, which was featured in Farm and Dairy Sept. 13, 2007, is the featured home on the cable network’s If Walls […]

Climate change: Cotton crop may be possible in Ohio

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Expert says crop suitability will change in Midwest in our lifetime.

Geauga County: Still no answers in steer dispute

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The stepsisters who used their 4-H steer calves as walking billboards to protest the way the Geauga County fair board is handling the discovery of drugs in last year’s champion still don’t know if they’ll be allowed to participate in the 2008 fair.

Pigeon idea may not fly: Iowa investigating company for scheme

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Iowa attorney general’s office is investigating Canadian-based Pigeon King International as a possible fraudulent scheme.

Animal handling violations lead to largest beef recall in U.S. history

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A California-based slaughter plant Feb. 17 voluntarily recalled more than 143 million pounds of beef — the largest recall in U.S. history — after the USDA discovered animal handling violations at the facility that resulted in improper inspections.

New rules allow rbST info on labels

Friday, February 15, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland enacted an emergency rule Feb. 7 that would allow consumers to see, in plain language, whether the milk they’re purchasing came from cows treated with rbST.

The temporary rule, in effect until the state creates a permanent one, provides guidelines for label wording and establishes a verification requirement for marketing organizations and labelers.

Can you raise 80 cows on 80 acres? You bet, dairy grazing expert says

Thursday, January 31, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio – Raising 80 cows on 80 acres? Is that possible? It sure can be done, and done well, even.

Farm giveaway still open

Thursday, January 24, 2008

SALEM, Ohio – It’s not over yet. So says Rose Wallace, the Ashtabula County farm owner who, along with her husband, Dennis, vowed nearly a year ago to give their farm to the winner of an essay contest.

From pod to printer: Office puts soybeans to work

Thursday, January 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association plan to move across town next week, into a brand new building built, literally, from the ground up.

Crawford Co. dairy farm: Manure in, electricity out

Thursday, January 17, 2008

SALEM, Ohio – In addition to milk, a Crawford County, Pa., dairy farm will soon be offering another product for sale: electricity.

Farms will be hit by Homeland Security rule

Thursday, January 10, 2008

SALEM, Ohio – New U.S. Department of Homeland Security chemical regulations may change the way farms and agribusinesses handle fertilizer and other chemicals.

Champion steer exhibitor’s sister admits role in livestock tampering

Thursday, January 10, 2008

SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture has stripped Geauga County Fair grand champion steer exhibitor Clark Adams of his title after a state investigation showed the animal had been given steroids.

‘It was a good year’: Area crops hold their own against averages

Thursday, January 3, 2008

SALEM, Ohio – Despite a wet spring that made tillage and planting a real trick and a scorching, dry summer, many grain farmers across the region herald 2007 as one of their best years ever.

Fence law could change relationships

Thursday, December 27, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Ohio’s line fence law, with roots and reasons dating back more than 100 years, may be about to change.

Fair board, county try to resolve $1 million dispute over fairgrounds

Thursday, December 20, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – A new chapter has begun in the 14-year feud between the Summit County Agricultural Society and the county’s government.

Two counties, two vineyards

Thursday, December 13, 2007

NORTON, Ohio – Andy Troutman rolls terms like cabernet sauvignon and franc, pinot grigio, chardonnay and riesling from his tongue like second nature.

Wayne County couple to compete in nationals

Thursday, December 6, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Wayne County’s Andy and Deanna Troutman were selected the Outstanding Young Farm Couple by the

Champion steer positive for steroids

Thursday, December 6, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture wants to disqualify Geauga County’s 2007 grand champion market steer and have its exhibitor give back his ribbons and $7,000 premium check after the steer tested positive for steroids.

Ohio Farm Bureau debates raw milk position

Thursday, December 6, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – “We oppose the sale of raw milk direct to consumers.” Well, sort of. And then again, not really.

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About Andrea

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