Stories by Katie Woods

Cow escapes from Idaho butcher shop, leads to police chase

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 1,000 pound cow was considered a safety hazard after it caused damage to several vehicles and almost caused minor traffic accidents.

Seven creative gift wrapping ideas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

There are numerous alternatives to bows, wrapping paper, gift boxes and store-bought gift tags, and they all come from materials you have around the house.

Christmas Bird Count underway across the Americas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Christmas Bird Count includes more than 2,300 regional counts between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 for birders of all ages.

Chocolate shortage could be averted, master pastry chef says

Monday, December 15, 2014

By 2020, cocoa demand is projected to increase by one million tons.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 12/13

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The top stories from the week Dec. 7 to Dec. 13, 2014.

Christmas on the farm (Photos)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Here are some of the web’s best farms showing Christmas cheer.

ND farming brothers convicted of crop insurance scam

Friday, December 12, 2014

The two brothers were convicted of intentionally destroying their seeds, crops and potatoes in storage.

Christmas decoration safety tips

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Choosing decor wisely and using it correctly will help to keep you and your home safe this holiday season.

Toledo mayor wants presidential executive order for Lake Erie algae problem

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The economic impact of Lake Erie’s toxic algae blooms on the city of Toledo totalled an estimated $2.2 million to $2.5 million.

Usefulness of farm data to change with new Farm Bill provisions

Monday, December 8, 2014

Today, more than 60 percent of farmers have access to precision technology, and about 90 percent of farm machinery can connect to the Internet and transmit data, but almost all of that data isn’t used by farmers.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 12/6

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The top stories from the week Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2014.

Ceftiofur largely misused in animals on American dairy farms

Friday, December 5, 2014

The drug could create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, increasing the chances of infection in humans that can’t be treated by conventional medicine.

Top 10 gifts for homesteaders

Thursday, December 4, 2014

If you know someone who’s goal is to “live off the grid,” there are some gifts that they’ll find handy as they rely on the land and become self-sustaining.

Six tips for Christmas tree care

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Whether you have a Douglas-fir, eastern white pine, blue spruce or other tree species, basic tree care will ensure that your tannenbaum lasts throughout the Christmas season.

Top 10 gifts for foodies

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to shop for a foodie without getting hungry or finding something you’d like for yourself.

Top 10 gifts for kids

Monday, December 1, 2014

Choosing gifts for children can be one of the most fun shopping experiences, and our gift guide is here to help.

Top 10 gifts for gardeners

Monday, December 1, 2014

From gardening tools to decorative items, our gift list has something for all gardeners.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 11/29

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The top stories from the week Nov. 23 to Nov. 29, 2014.

Top 10 gifts for farmers

Friday, November 28, 2014

Buying for a farmer won’t be hard this year with our gift list.

Colorado cafe offers meals for “pay-what-you-can” price

Friday, November 28, 2014

The pay-what-you-can cafe is a non-profit, run entirely by volunteers.

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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.