Stories by Former Farm and Dairy Reporters

Monroe County levies pass, but totals not final

Thursday, November 16, 2000

The levy to fund the Monroe County SWCD office passed by two votes… for now.

Township embroiled in struggle over zoning

Thursday, November 16, 2000

Land in Washington County, Pa., Canton Township, which had been zoned 65 percent agricultural and 35 percent residential, is now 15 percent agricultural and 85 percent residential.

Heifer growers meeting elicits big interest

Thursday, November 9, 2000

More than 160 potential and current replacement heifer growers attended last week’s northeast regional conference.

Rare supporters: Pa. families saving animals from extinction

Thursday, November 9, 2000

Two Washington County, Pa., farmers are doing their part to protect, preserve and promote rare and endangered animals.

Raising heifers on grass not all clover, but keeps the girls happy

Thursday, November 9, 2000

One Ohio Jersey milk producer found greener fields for his heifer raising management plan.

Growers detail array of heifer methods

Thursday, November 9, 2000

Four producers outlined their operations during a panel discussion at the northeast regional meeting of the Professional Dairy Heifers Growers Association in Akron last week.

Bees create a big buzz at Mapleton

Thursday, November 9, 2000

A bee hive project has gotten some students interested in ag science that teacher Dean Frank had never even seen before.

USDA adds $300 million bioenergy program

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Bioenergy producers who increase their purchases of corn, soybeans and other commodities to expand production of ethanol, biodiesel or other biofuels will be eligible for cash payments from the USDA.

Redheaded goats find favor in Ohio

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Boer goats are meat goats native to South Africa, but they are also one of the hottest new farm animals in Ohio.

Dairymen tired of getting dumped on, organize strike on Independence Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Dairy farmers across the nation are organizing a dump of one day’s milk production, hoping to draw national attention to low milk prices.

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