Stories by Janelle Skrinjar

Preparing a path for the next generation (Part 2)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

David Raber farms with one goal in mind. He knows it’s important to grow quality products and turn a profit, but his intentions reach far beyond the annual growing season. Raber wants to give his children a way of life, a place to raise their families someday.

Preparing a path for the next generation (Part 1)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

For Henry “Junior” Wengerd, the farm is everything. It’s a school for his children, a nursing home for his parents and the place he wants to retire. It’s much more than a way to make a living. For Wengerd and his family, the farm is a way to make a life.

They’ve been waiting 17 years for this

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The last time cicadas from Brood XIV emerged, George Bush Sr. was leading the nation, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was on prime time, and a gallon of gasoline cost $1.15.

Since 1991, this brood has been feeding and maturing underground in southwestern Ohio, central and eastern Pennsylvania, western West Virginia and nearly all of Kentucky.

DFA finds improper $1 million payment

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dairy Farmers of America has discovered two of its former senior representatives were involved in an unauthorized transfer of $1 million.

FSA must release farm data

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. has handed down a ruling that required USDA’s Farm Service Agency to release information about farming operations to Multi Ag Media, a Chicago marketing firm.

Energy bill is approved in Ohio

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ohio lawmakers have agreed on a bill that could set the state’s energy policy.

Farmers join to build cheese house

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Over the past two years, several dairy farms in Ohio’s Belmont County area have been forced to close their doors. Lower milk prices in 2006, coupled with the high cost of inputs, kept farmers from making ends meet and some felt they had no choice but to get out of the business.

Good news for Southeast High School FFA

Thursday, April 24, 2008

It’s not every day that $50,000 falls into your lap. Even if you’re lucky, there’s a good chance you’ll never see this kind of windfall.

Erie Refuge to create conservation plan

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Changes could be coming to the Erie National Wildlife Refuge in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Farms won’t sink, thanks to FarmLink

Thursday, April 17, 2008

City streets and skyscrapers don’t make the best elements for farming. But Jessica and Emmy Levine have found those metropolitan components don’t necessarily prevent agriculture, either.


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About Janelle

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