Stories by Janelle Skrinjar

About Janelle

Former reporter Janelle Skrinjar wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2005 to 2009.

Migrant farm help is critical

Thursday, April 6, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – When harvest season rolls around at K.W. Zellers and Sons, it’s a race against time to get the vegetables out of the field before they go bad.

Experts say bird flu can be averted

Thursday, April 6, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Some experts say the arrival of avian influenza in North America is inevitable; others feel many strains can be kept at bay.

2003 grand champion lamb officially disqualified

Thursday, March 30, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – The Daulton family spent their life savings trying to clear their name. Now, almost three years and $30,000 later, they are still not satisfied.

Agronomy in action

Thursday, March 30, 2006

CARROLLTON, Ohio – Roger Thomas zigzags across the field on his four-wheeler, bumping over the remains of last year’s soybeans and corn.

Ashtabula barn is destroyed by fire

Thursday, March 23, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Delno Henry has been putting out fires for other people for 35 years. Last week, he had to put out one of his own.

Eminent domain is concern for landowners

Thursday, March 16, 2006

WASHINGTON – One day your land belongs to you, the next day it belongs to someone else. You didn’t sell it – the government took it and gave it away in the name of higher tax revenues.

FB leaders fight for ag future

Thursday, March 16, 2006

WASHINGTON – Forums with high-profile politicians, congressional visits, briefings and a meeting with the USDA deputy secretary.

Farm bill is hot topic for Farm Bureau

Thursday, March 16, 2006

WASHINGTON – Some things are fine just the way they are. The 2002 farm bill is one of those things, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Farming is funny

Thursday, March 9, 2006

RAGERSVILLE, Ohio – Farming isn’t always a side-splitting, gut-busting, fall-off-your-chair-laughing experience.

Ohio Fresh Eggs ordered to destroy 4.3 million eggs at Croton facility

Thursday, March 9, 2006

SALEM, Ohio -Ohio Fresh Eggs in Croton, Ohio, has been ordered to destroy approximately 4.3 million eggs deemed unfit for human consumption.

Ohio Bull Test comes to an end

Thursday, March 2, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – After nearly four decades, the Ohio Bull Test program will end this spring. The 37th and final sale will be April 15 at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station in Belle Valley.

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s vocational education cause concern

Thursday, March 2, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – Ag educators in Pennsylvania are worried a new proposal could put the state’s vo-ag programs in danger.

Tuscarawas County dairy farmers earn recognition for herd production

Thursday, March 2, 2006

RAGERSVILLE, Ohio – Ridenour Farms and Putt Dairy Farms were recognized as the official top milk producing farms in Tuscarawas County at the county’s annual dairy farmers banquet Feb.

Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull cattlemen get update on beef industry

Thursday, February 23, 2006

CANFIELD, Ohio – The beef industry’s response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been a “tremendous success story,” according to Elizabeth Harsh, executive director of the

MWCD residents are still angry about proposed assessment in watershed

Thursday, February 23, 2006

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – A crowd of fired-up residents from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District shouted protests and objections during a public hearing Feb. 16. Some shouts objected to the proposed assessment in the district and some shouts objected to the format of the meeting.

MWCD presents assessment method at public hearing

Thursday, February 23, 2006

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Whether they’re in favor of the proposed maintenance plan or not, residents of the

Desire to learn never ends for Lawrence Co. beef producer

Thursday, February 16, 2006

ENON VALLEY, Pa. – For Ed Nicol, breeding cattle is more than just throwing the bull in with the cows.

One-time EQIP funding will help offset energy costs

Thursday, February 9, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – EQIP participants who signed contracts in 2004 or before could get more money from the USDA.

Muskingum Watershed assessment talks continue

Thursday, February 9, 2006

SALEM, Ohio – The issue of proposed assessment fees in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has been a hot topic in recent months, with watershed residents and leaders weighing in on both sides.

Kickin’ up dust

Thursday, February 2, 2006

CARROLLTON, Ohio – Olivia Grimm is a queen, but not the kind who loafs around the palace eating ice cream and getting her toenails painted.

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