Stories by Former Farm and Dairy Reporters

Medina County’s farm preservation levy is defeated

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

The campaign for a purchase of development rights (PDR) program was defeated on Super Tuesday in Medina County.

ODNR is seeing the forest for the trees

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Low-impact logging technology has made its way into Ohio and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants it to become the way of the future for Ohio woodland owners.

West Virginia tackles farmland preservation

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

The Voluntary Farmland Protection Act would permit farmers to donate or sell a “protective easement” for fair market value and still retain private ownership of the land for farming or business directly related to marketing farm products.

Reps. Krebs, Logan renew farmland preservation efforts one bill at a time

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Ohio Reps. Gene Krebs and Sean Logan were unable to get a comprehensive preservation bill passed last year, but they’re back with seven separate bills that comprise the basics of a new comprehensive package.

Medina County in thick of PDR controversy

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

The future remains uncertain for a one-quarter percent sales tax earmarked for acquisition of agricultural and conservation easements for farmland preservation in Medina County.

Ag groups tend to back preservation

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

While questions remain about the seven-bill farmland preservation package to be introduced by state Reps. Gene Krebs and Sean Logan, Ohio agriculture organizations are generally supportive.

Ag district protection against nuisance law suits may be in jeopardy

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Ohio’s agricultural community is watching the developments of a case in Darke County Common Pleas Court that could affect the way farmers do business.

Ohio plans to seize assets of egg farm

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Just in case Buckeye Egg has hatched any plans to abandon its mega egg production facilities in Ohio, the Ohio attorney general’s office has asked the local court to seize the Ohio assets of both the company and its principal owner.

More preservation efforts under way in Ohio

Tuesday, October 24, 2000

Look for more legislation dealing with farmland preservation issues to be introduced this session.

Mahoning County sanctuary shelters unwanted exotics

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Ellen and Doug Whitehouse, owners of Noah’s Lost Ark in Berlin Center, Ohio, began adopting unwanted or abused exotic animals about 10 years ago.

There’s something wild in Copley

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

There is something wild tucked away in a small Akron suburb: L&L Exotic Animal Farm Refuge and Rescue in Copley, Ohio.

Farming new fields of mushrooms in Wayne Co.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Mushrooms made it possible for Tom Wiandt of Burbank to get himself back down on the farm after spending a number of years working in Wooster as an engineer.

Carnival of Horrors gives nightmares to E. coli victims

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

Four new cases of E. coli O157:H7 were confirmed last week in Medina County.

Ohio apples don’t fall too far from the tree

Thursday, October 12, 2000

Ohio apples are typically marketed close to home.

Miniatures reflect U-turn in cattle

Thursday, October 12, 2000

Retired Ohio cattleman gets back into beef business — in a small, yet big, way.

Water at Medina Co. Fair probable source of E. coli outbreak

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Fingers are once again pointing to the Medina County Fair as the source of an E. coli outbreak in northeast Ohio this summer.

Many ideas presented at annual Country Living Field Day

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

A record crowd took advantage of a sunny fall day to attend the Country Living Field Day in Carroll County, Ohio.

Environment could direct debate over farm policy

Thursday, October 5, 2000

Look for the American public to expect greater environmental responsibility for its investment in agriculture in the next farm bill debate.

House built by soy, of soy, for soy

Thursday, October 5, 2000

The House that Soy Built, an icon to the many uses of soy, opened at this year’s Farm Science Review.

State ag secretaries look ahead to 2002 farm bill

Thursday, October 5, 2000

COLUMBUS — Getting the federal government to tie highway funding to ethanol use may have been in the hopper for action, but it was the upcoming farm bill that was on everyone’s mind.       The National Association of Secretaries of Departments of Agriculture met in Columbus Sept. 22-26. Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Fred Dailey is […]

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