Stories by Former Farm and Dairy Reporters

Low-linolenic meansless fat, higher premiums

Thursday, February 2, 2006

SALEM, Ohio

Harrison County ethanol facility breaks ground

Thursday, February 2, 2006

CADIZ, Ohio – Armed with financing, land transfers and support, Harrison Ethanol LLC creators started the final steps to make their ethanol facility a reality.

Man arrested in barn fire case

Thursday, February 2, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Dave Klingensmith was losing hope that anyone would ever be arrested for torching his Trumbull County dairy farm and killing his cattle last summer.

Food-grade beans can add to bottom line

Thursday, February 2, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Right about the time high-tech genetically modified soybeans became mainstream, the Schwartz brothers in Trumbull County decided to take a gamble with food-grade soybeans.

Japan halts U.S. beef shipments after ‘failure’

Thursday, January 26, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Six weeks after Japan agreed to reopen its country to U.S. beef, those borders are closed again.

Pa. fruit growers take on industry

Thursday, January 26, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Pennsylvania’s fruit growers face the same hurdles as other farmers across the country.

Produce auction sets spring opening

Thursday, January 19, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Hauling produce an hour to sale wasn’t cutting it. Amish farmers around Knox County were hiring drivers to take their berries and sweet corn to wholesale auctions across Ohio.

Vet goes ‘back to the basics’

Thursday, January 12, 2006

SHREVE, Ohio – Almost 20 years ago, on a sweltering July afternoon, veterinarian Paul Dettloff made an emergency stop at a Wisconsin farm.

This year will be a ‘whole new world’

Thursday, January 12, 2006

SHREVE, Ohio – How would you like to get $26.80 a hundredweight for your milk, a dairy expert asked a group of farmers in Shreve, Ohio.

New poultry program ensures safety

Thursday, January 12, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Much of the poultry industry agreed last week to test all of its flocks for a deadly strain of bird flu.

With the times

Thursday, January 5, 2006

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Top stories of 2005

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Floods, eminent domain, Hurricane Katrina, soybean rust, fuel prices … A look at what made headlines in Farm and Dairy in 2005.

U.S. beef back in business in Hong Kong

Thursday, January 5, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Following Japan’s lead last month to open its border, Hong Kong also agreed to relax its ban on U.

U.S. beef set to be in Japan by holidays

Thursday, December 15, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Almost two years after mad cow disease prompted Japan to shut its border to U.S. beef, trade has now resumed.

‘If you knew my dad …’

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I’d just got home from work that day. It was this spring, May 19. I was in my bathroom and I happened to look out the window.

Dairy tool improves bottom line

Thursday, December 8, 2005

SALEM, Ohio- Even the best dairies have areas where they can squeeze a few more dollars. Maybe it’s reproduction.

Creativity culminates in farm

Thursday, December 1, 2005

NEW BEDFORD, Ohio – Everyone has a story. Every grandparent, every child, even every farm. Take the little woman with the cherubic smile who splits her time between making chenille pigs for children and pruning Christmas trees to perfection.

Operation Evergreen: Sending the spirit overseas

Thursday, November 24, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Two men crouch in Army fatigues in front of a Christmas tree. They cradle rifles in their arms and children’s popsicle-stick snowflakes hang on the tree.

Minerva Cheese Factory gets patent

Thursday, November 24, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Sometimes working with your family has certain perks. Take Adam Mueller, Minerva Cheese Factory’s fifth generation.

The perfect fusion: Two worlds illuminate each other’s beauty

Thursday, November 10, 2005

LONG before “the big project” got started in Clark County, classical music filled Linda Leonhard’s car as she drove through the countryside.

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