Stories by Susan Crowell

Robotic milking setups have dairymen talking

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The idea of cows milking themselves intrigues every dairy farmer who is tied to the barn twice or three times a day.

Living in the shadow of Buckeye Egg

Thursday, March 15, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell discusses how the dark cloud that continues to hang over Buckeye Egg Farms casts a shadow over every farm in the state, regardless of size.

Portage dairymen salute one of their own

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Portage County Dairy Committee bestowed its Sherman Brockett Honorary Dairyman Award March 6 to Alan Tomlinson and his wife, Tommie in recognition of the couple’s devotion to ag education and dairy promotion. Tomlinson died March 8 of cancer.

Checkoff can stay if ties severed to NPPC

Thursday, March 8, 2001

The USDA reached an agreement with pork producers’ groups to allow the pork checkoff to continue if the National Pork Board severs its ties to the National Pork Producers Council.

Welcome a new Farm and Dairy voice

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Farm and Dairy Editor says hello to a new behind-the-scenes talent at the newspaper: food and family life editor Laurie Steeb.

Pa. Holstein breeders honor John Cope

Thursday, March 1, 2001

The Pennsylvania Holstein Association held its annual awards banquet during the association’s annual convention Feb. 21-23.

Protesters deny more serious risk

Thursday, March 1, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the idea that some people in Vermont are protesting the USDA’s plan to euthanize sheep possibly exposed to mad cow disease.

Court ruling no surprise

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Salem reader comments on the Columbiana County Budget Commission’s failure to respect the law.

Pa. Holstein sale averages $3,177

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Pennsylvania Holstein convention sale was Feb. 22 at the Radisson Inn in West Middlesex.

Where’s the ‘teach’ in teacher?

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Steve Badgett of Berlin Center, Ohio, calls for the complete dismantling of the Ohio Proficiency Test.

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

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Pulling lawn tractors sounds fun

Thursday, February 1, 2001

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

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.

Differing visions

Thursday, January 25, 2001

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

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.

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.

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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.