Stories by Susan Crowell

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Give yourself the gift of self-respect

Thursday, December 21, 2000

A TV ad for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes has one Ohio farm woman up in arms. Editor Susan Crowell explains why.

Letter writer expressed bigotry of his own

Thursday, December 14, 2000

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and that freedom includes the right to believe or to not believe.

What was he thinking?

Thursday, December 14, 2000

Reader responds to letter writer’s rant.

Pork producer markets directly to Cleveland chef

Thursday, December 14, 2000

Central Ohio organic pork producer Ed Snavely is bypassing conventional marketing channels to market his niche product.

The chill of good intentions

Thursday, December 14, 2000

Farm livestock and pets are not being treated inhumanely just because they’re outside, reminds Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell.

Developing chef connection takes constant communication

Thursday, December 14, 2000

If you want to sell your produce to a chef, stay in touch, says a Wooster, Ohio, organic grower.

Electoral college a barrier to democracy

Thursday, December 14, 2000

The emergence of partisan politics has corrupted the electoral college by exacting advance pledges from the electors.

Chef insists on only locally-grown food

Thursday, December 14, 2000

The upscale Cleveland restaurant, Parker’s, exclusively showcases foods produced by Ohio farmers or farmers in nearby Pennsylvania.

Keep politics out of church and vice versa

Thursday, December 7, 2000

Americans must break from our chronic apathy and complacency so we can confront the carnal chaos surrounding the recent attempt to elect a president of the United States.

McClure unseats OFB president in state leadership shake-up

Thursday, December 7, 2000

An unprecedented leadership challenge at the Ohio Farm Bureau resulted in the seating of a new president.

Nitrogen trading moves into limelight

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Hold the carbon credit trading schemes. Now shoving its way into the climate change limelight is nitrogen trading, says Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell.

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