Stories by Former Farm and Dairy Reporters

FSA offices will not close

Thursday, October 27, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Just weeks after the USDA announced it would be closing more than 700 Farm Service Agency offices across the country, it scrapped its plans.

Entangled in grief: Coping with tragedy takes new twists with farm families

Thursday, October 27, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – A family member’s death is difficult, but when it’s on a farm, the loss takes another challenging dynamic.

Dairy buyouts continue, increase

Thursday, October 20, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The dairy program that began in 2003 with promises to boost farmers’ milk checks is working on its biggest year yet.

Not just for looks

Thursday, October 20, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Picture it. A crystal bowl. Mounds of vibrant green, leafy lettuce. Red cherry tomatoes nestled inside.

Mapping out the makeover

Thursday, October 20, 2005

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition raised more than a house for Boardman resident Jeff Novak and his three daughters. It built awe and amazement in those who swung by Arlene Avenue to watch about 2,000 subcontractors swarm on the home during construction.

Portage Co. SWCD: With this man, there’s laughter

Thursday, October 13, 2005

KENT, Ohio – If you would’ve walked into the Portage County Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting Oct.

MILC program expires

Thursday, October 6, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Dairy farmers are officially on their own. The price support program, which kept their milk checks coming even when prices dropped, expired Sept.

Open wide — There’s a mouthful to know about horse dentistry

Thursday, October 6, 2005

NEWBURY, Ohio – Novocain and fluoride take a back seat to sedatives and floating devices at this dentist appointment.

Farm Service Agency set to close 28 Ohio offices

Thursday, October 6, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Over the next six weeks, Ohio’s Farm Service Agency will take a hard look at each of its 72 county offices and decide which 28 need to go.

Tuscarawas County bidders raise nearly $360,000

Thursday, September 29, 2005

DOVER, Ohio – Buyers settled in for a long night at the Tuscarawas County Fair’s junior livestock sale Sept.

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