Stories by Susan Crowell

Can we calm the classroom chaos

Thursday, February 15, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on columnist George F. Will’s assessment of the dismal world of K-12 public education

Take this job and shove it

Thursday, February 8, 2001

A letter in response to the Jan. 25 article “The British came awhile ago,” relates it to the old song, “Take this job and shove it”.

Corn is not the only ethanol king

Thursday, February 8, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the possibilities of ethanol from multiple biomass sources.

Justice for the justice department

Thursday, February 1, 2001

The nomination of Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general shows that Bush is serious about cleaning up the justice department.

Beyond the commodity mind-set

Thursday, February 1, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on economist Peter Goldsmith’s advice to producers to break out of the commodity mind-set and grab more of the food chain.

Working to improve rural vision

Thursday, February 1, 2001

George Slater explains the position of the Ohio Farmers Union in support of the Nobel County visioning program.

Pulling lawn tractors sounds fun

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Donovan fan takes a new look at his own lawn tractors.

Fuel-efficient vehicles are possible

Thursday, January 25, 2001

If they can develop a small piece of plastic you use to talk to people half way around the world, then battery-operated vehicles, with small engines running generators to recharge these batteries, could produce vehicles that would travel 200 miles per gallon.

Differing visions

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Farm Bureau rep’s comment regarding the Noble County visioning program angers another county resident.

Win a youth ATV: Power Show Ohio filled to capacity

Thursday, January 25, 2001

More than 260 farm, construction and outdoor power equipment exhibitors will fill four buildings on the state fairgrounds at this year’s Power Show Ohio, Jan. 26, 27 and 28.

Forest management needs attention

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Who’s running the nation’s forest management program? Editor Susan Crowell questions recent decisions made in Washington.

Ohio wetlands acreage coming back to life

Thursday, January 18, 2001

A partnership between state and federal agencies and Ducks Unlimited has helped restore more than 3,000 acres of wetlands across the Buckeye State in the last decade.

Producers kill pork checkoff

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Pork council files lawsuit to overturn USDA’s decision.

BSE surveillance must be aggressive

Thursday, January 18, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell reminds readers the United States must remain vigilant in its efforts to prevent mad cow disease from crossing the Atlantic.

Wetland loss slows, but some see new court ruling as step backward

Thursday, January 18, 2001

The same day as the government announces a slow-down in wetland losses, EPA toughens definition of ‘dredging’ to include removal of material from U.S. waters.

A farmer can appreciate the ‘arts’

Thursday, January 11, 2001

This letter writer takes offense to an elected official who considers those who choose to farm unsophisticated country bumpkins.

Spotlight isn’t just on large farms

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Editor Susan Crowell warns the manure regulations are hitting farms of all sizes, not just the big boys.

Elder to head ODA’s new livestock division

Thursday, January 11, 2001

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has tapped Kevin Elder to lead its new livestock regulatory division.

A new year’s wish: Common ground

Thursday, December 28, 2000

Editor Susan Crowell talks about when we use the same word, “family farming.”we do not all mean the same thing and about common ground.

I will pray for him

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Another letter writer responds to one reader’s Christian bashing.

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About Susan

Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell has been with the paper since 1985, serving as its editor since 1989. Raised on a farm in Holmes County, she is a graduate of Kent State University.You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/scrowell and follow Farm and Dairy at http://twitter.com/farmanddairy. You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook.