Stories by Former Farm and Dairy Reporters

Japanese teen tries rural Ohio life

Thursday, August 11, 2005

LISBON, Ohio – A white third-place ribbon hanging below an origami sailboat brings a smile to Yusuke Yoshimura’s face.

Energy plan gets ag support

Thursday, August 4, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – A new energy package is one signature away from more than doubling the country’s use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol.

The Train Gang

Thursday, August 4, 2005

OHIO Wagon Train, with its 23 pioneer wagons and 50 horse-riding scouts, rumbled into Randolph, Ohio, the last week of July for its annual event.

Life lessons

Thursday, August 4, 2005

WOOSTER, Ohio – Twelve-year-old Kassi Krebs stands patiently in line, her hands on her hips.
As she waits, cars roll into the Wayne County Fairgrounds and young people pile out.

Local 4-H’ers help military youth deal with separation from parents

Thursday, August 4, 2005

COLUMBUS – Leaving children behind is especially difficult for families of National Guard and Reserve members.

Summit County Fair — New name dominates sale

Thursday, August 4, 2005

TALLMADGE, Ohio – Familiar names filled the winners’ circle at this year’s Summit County Fair junior livestock sale: Alisa Shenigo, Seth Hendrickson, Carlena Helms.

A farm in the park

Thursday, July 28, 2005

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – As Alan and Susan Halko lounged in their backyard after a busy day moving into their new farm in 2002, a limo pulled into their gravel drive.

Get your chance to farm in the park

Thursday, July 28, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Drive through the park and expect to see creeks, trails, even waterfalls, but a farm?

Ohio lab uses new carcass disposal

Thursday, July 28, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture Ohio Department of Agriculture is responsible for diagnosing animal diseases but it’s also responsible for disposing of the infected carcasses.

Faithful buyers support the Carroll County Fair

Thursday, July 28, 2005

CARROLLTON, Ohio – Carroll County added a work of art to its fairgrounds this year, a mural by Scott Hagan.

Ohio horse tests positive for deadly disease at Pa. sale

Thursday, July 21, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Test results have confirmed an Ohio horse sold at a Pennsylvania auction late last month has a deadly disease.

Pa. finds way to end ag disputes

Thursday, July 14, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The morning after Pennsylvania finalized legislation to work out differences between farmers and their communities, five people called the department of agriculture to protest local ordinances, according to Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff.

Watching for signs

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Old MacDonald had a cow
Old MacDonald had a pig
… or once he did!
Now the yellow ‘dozers dig

RANDOLPH, Ohio – Be careful driving through Portage County.

Second BSE case found

Thursday, June 30, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Tests confirmed a cow previously determined not to have mad cow disease was, in fact, positive.

Barn fire kills Ohio dairy herd

Thursday, June 30, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – “This is just a dairymen’s worst nightmare, to wake up in the middle of the night and see your cows burning.

The Sustainable Shepherd

Thursday, June 23, 2005

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Pull into County Ridge Farm and see pastures brimming with thick, green forage. Watch sheep lazily chew their cud while tiny balls of woolly fuzz nurse under their bellies.

Apple growers, you should pay attention to soybean rust, too

Thursday, June 23, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Soybean growers aren’t the only ones who need to keep their eyes on Asian soybean rust.

PROGRESS: Farmers find their way with deer

Thursday, June 16, 2005

MAGNOLIA, Ohio – When Carolyn Laughlin has a rough day at work, she just concentrates on getting home quickly.

Conflicting results: Old ‘inconclusive’ may be BSE positive

Thursday, June 16, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Seven months after the USDA confirmed an inconclusive BSE test was not mad cow disease, a second test said otherwise.

PROGRESS: Geauga Family Farms: Farmers pave own future path

Thursday, June 16, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – A year and a half ago when six men sat down in a Geauga County farmhouse kitchen, they knew just what they wanted, but they didn’t know how to achieve it.


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