Stories by Katie Woods

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 9/13

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The top stories from the week September 7-September 13, 2014.

Firewood basics: Tips for drying, storage and safety

Saturday, September 13, 2014

As fall’s cool, crisp air settles in and the season changes to winter, a warm fire is a welcoming thought.

Robot can navigate cornfield, spray fertilizer

Friday, September 12, 2014

Add “robot” to your list of agricultural buzzwords.

Forego end of summer gardening maintenance to see annuals again in spring

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Let annuals go at the end of the summer instead of performing routine garden care.

Akron company builds drones for farm use

Monday, September 8, 2014

An Akron business specializes in building drones that can be used for farming practices.

Recount underway for Missouri “Right to Farm” amendment

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A recount is in the works for Missouri’s “Right to Farm” amendment, which narrowly passed last month.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 9/6

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The top stories from the week August 31-September 6, 2014.

Looking ahead: natural gas supply, cost could be more than last year

Friday, September 5, 2014

A shortage in natural gas this winter isn’t likely, thanks to the shale gas industry.

Greenhouse camel crickets abundant in eastern U.S.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

You might find an unfamiliar, cannibalistic creature in your basement, according to The Huffington Post.

Farms: One size doesn’t fit all

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In regards to pollution, production and other factors, does the size of a farm matter?

Farmer turns heads on The Bachelor

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The 19th season of ABC’s The Bachelor will feature a popular eliminated candidate from The Bachelorette — more commonly known as “the farmer.”

What’s being done about the world’s food waste?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The world wastes more food than you think.

Lower seed prices? Probably not

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Seed prices aren’t likely to fall for next growing season, even though crop prices have dropped.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 8/30

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The top stories from the week August 24-30, 2014.

Harsh winter results in small peach crop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some farmers have had no choice but to cut down their dead peach trees and plant new ones.

Estimating corn and soybean yields

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Worksheets, formulas and online calculators can help to estimate potential corn and soybean harvests.

Conservation, not regulation, to help control Lake Erie’s algae problem

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fertilizer conservation may be the answer to reducing phosphorus runoff from farms into Lake Erie, according to Mansfield News Journal.

New program to help farmers better use nitrogen fertilizer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A new computer program could help farmers control their nitrogen fertilizer usage.

Millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table despite rising employment

Friday, August 22, 2014

Even though statistics say that U.S. employment is rising, the number of Americans who face food insecurity will not necessarily fall, according to Huffington Post.

Close race for Missouri farming rights amendment could prompt a recount

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Even though Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 1 was passed on Aug. 5, a recount is expected.

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About Katie

Katie Woods is Farm and Dairy’s online content producer. She grew up in Columbiana, OH. Katie likes reading, enjoying the outdoors, and experimenting with craft projects.