Stories by Katie Woods

How to choose repellents to control garden pests

Saturday, June 13, 2015

If you’re frustrated with the damage that insects and wildlife do to your garden, consider buying repellents or making repellents at home with simple ingredients.

Researchers: Rivers and lakes are full of artificial sweeteners

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

These sweeteners, including sucralose, saccharin, cyclamate and acesulfame, can’t be digested by humans, are potentially harmful to aquatic life.

Semi crash lets hundreds of pigs loose near Dayton, Ohio

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The semi was en route from South Carolina to an Indiana farm when the crash occurred.

How to save money in the garden: 5 tips

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

If gardening seem like an expensive hobby, check out these tips for saving money while you grow your own fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 6/6

Saturday, June 6, 2015

This week’s top stories include Ohio and Michigan’s ban on poultry shows, an Ohio man’s indictment for his cattle-rustling scheme, the new renewable fuel standard and the U.S. Senate’s approval of the trade promotion authority.

California drought is fueling battle between farmers

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The drought in California is serious for the fourth year in a row.

America’s egg shortage: How the bird flu is affecting consumers

Friday, June 5, 2015

The average price of a dozen eggs has just about doubled since the end of May.

June’s gardening to-do list

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Staking plants, weeding, applying mulch and managing pests are some of June’s gardening tasks.

Cowboys save hundreds of cattle from rising waters of Texas flood

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Over 500 head of cattle were stuck in the floodwaters before cowboys, law enforcement and volunteers led them nine miles to safety.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/30

Saturday, May 30, 2015

This week’s top stories include guidelines for displaying the American flag, an update on the bird flu epidemic, a story of seven brothers who served during World War II, tips for watering your garden and a story about how an Ohio timber framer is restoring a western Pennsylvania barn built in the 1840s.


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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.