Stories by Katie Woods

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.

Bradford pear tree blooms fill air with rotting stench

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Bradford pear is not native to the United States.

How to protect your garden from birds

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Some birds can be a nuisance in the garden, but there are simple ways for gardeners to scare birds off and lessen the damage done to fruits and vegetables.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/23

Saturday, May 23, 2015

This week’s top stories include tips for transplanting seedlings, ways farmers are working to connect with the community, insight on the future of the shale oil and gas industry in the U.S. and tips for planting herbs.

How to display the American flag

Friday, May 22, 2015

The U.S. Flag Code describes the appropriate ways to display the American flag for all occasions.

How to safely can food: 4 tips for home food preservation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Canning is a popular method to preserve food at home. Before you can, make sure you’re doing so safely.

Australian nonprofit’s new food pyramid offers clarity about nutrition

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nutrition Australia’s food pyramid depicts actual foods that fit in each category, unlike USDA’s MyPlate graphic.

Farm and Dairy’s week in review: 5/16

Saturday, May 16, 2015

This week’s top stories include information about controlling Palmer amaranth, the latest case of bird flu, choosing the best mulch for your lawn and garden, taking care of sick trees in your yard and how the installation of rollover protective structures are being used to prevent deaths and serious injuries in tractor accidents.

Scientists point to several factors influencing declining honey bee population

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating more than 70 crops.

How to manage insects in the garden

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

There are many more beneficial bugs in your garden than you realize.

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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.