Stories by Andrea Zippay

Another egg farm files for permits

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Permit applications have been filed with the Ohio Department of Agriculture that may allow a 6 million hen poultry farm to be built in Union County.

ODA watches county fair sales

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Keep an eye on livestock projects. That’s the warning issued recently to three county fair boards by the Ohio Department of Agriculture after livestock projects exhibited at the fairs reportedly didn’t end up at the slaughterhouse, breaking state rules.

Farm bill stalled in Senate

Thursday, November 22, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Specifics of a new farm bill may drag into the new year, after Senate members left the legislation lifeless and went home for Thanksgiving recess Nov.

County fair statistics prove it: Fair season a smashing success

Thursday, November 22, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Another season jam-packed with county fair coverage has come to an end in Farm and Dairy.

Turnips pull grazing season along

Thursday, November 15, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – The cows know what’s coming. Trumbull County cattleman Jim Balzer schleps across the muddy cow lane toward the pasture behind his house, his herd of 20-plus Simmental brood cows in tow.

Mahoning SWCD

Thursday, November 8, 2007

CANFIELD, Ohio – Dave and Kathy Moff were lauded as the Mahoning County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2006 Cooperator of the Year when the group met Oct.

Hay shortage starting to sink in; take time now to get ahead for next year

Thursday, November 8, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Nobody’s letting go, and for good reason. Any farmer with baled hay to burn is holding it tight, knowing dairymen, beef and sheep producers, and horse and llama owners will keep scrambling to find forages, and that they’ll open their wallets wider and wider to pay for it as winter sets in.

Moff dairy farm faces decision: Houses or Holsteins?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

CANFIELD, Ohio – Dave Moff knows he’s got two options. He swings open a pasture gate and stares one in the face: his herd of Holsteins.

St-Pierre: Off-kilter dairy economics have even the experts stumped

Thursday, November 8, 2007

SEBRING, Ohio – Forget the trends, the ag economists and their forecasts, and how things used to be.

Geauga Co. steer under investigation

Thursday, November 8, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation of the Geauga County Fair’s grand champion market steer.

Dairy cleans up after filled silo falls

Thursday, November 1, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Gene Starkey nearly fell to his knees crying. Just outside the back door of his Champaign County dairy barn, where a silo and Harvestore and four hopper-bottom feed bids stand, a black cloud overwhelmed him.

One day at a time

Thursday, October 25, 2007

FOMBELL, Pa. – Numbers float through Brant Cooper’s mind. Forty-two, the number of years he’s lived, and 22, the number of years he’s been married to the girl he met at the Big Knob Fair.

A winner is tapped: Sugarbush success

Thursday, October 25, 2007

AKRON – “Hmm, what was that?” Three judges raise plastic spoons to their mouths, pressing their lips together and slurping the amber liquid they’ve doled out like gold.

Legislator proposes ag license plate

Thursday, October 25, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Farmers and farm supporters may soon get a new way to show their enthusiasm for Ohio’s No.

Fast tractors hitting the roads

Thursday, October 18, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Some Ohio farmers will take to the roads Oct. 19 in “fast tractors” with a new law to protect them and a new symbol to identify them.

Ohio’s heifer development program expands for next round

Thursday, October 4, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – The maiden run of Ohio’s beef heifer development program saw such success that its founders have expanded it, adding two more locations and more than tripling its ability to help beef producers add to their bottom line.

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns resigns; Charles Conner is replacement

Thursday, September 27, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – The son of a dairy farmer left Washington, D.C., last week, walking away from what he called a ‘dream come true’ to follow his heart home to Nebraska.

Arson suspected in Stark Co. barn fire

Thursday, September 27, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Arson is suspected and an investigation is under way after a 155-year-old bank barn in Stark County burned to the ground Sept.

ODA files appeal to stop Ohio Fresh Eggs from getting permits back

Thursday, September 27, 2007

By Andrea Zippay SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture continues its fight with Ohio Fresh Eggs, this time filing a court appeal to keep the farm from getting its permits back.

Stark Co. FB gets 10 stars at banquet

Thursday, September 20, 2007

EAST CANTON, Ohio – A surprised Charlotte and Roland Miller received the Stark County Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award when the group held its annual meeting Sept.

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