Stories by Susan Crowell

Commentary: Russian (science) roulette and fear

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ignorance, and misinformation, is very difficult to overcome, particularly with a general populace that is increasingly science-illiterate and a lack of public trust in research by both the government and universities.

Farmland documentary shows the truth: Farming is not easy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell wants you to go to the movies. (Actually, she wants you to take a carload to the movies.) What’s playing? ‘Farmland.’

Herbivores + light = more plant biodiversity

Monday, March 17, 2014

Light availability at the ground level appears to be a big factor in maintaining or losing plant species biodiversity.

Ohio Holstein Association comes out of conflict renewed

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It was a difficult year for members of the Ohio Holstein Association, but they made it clear at their annual meeting March 7-8 in Alliance they are ready to move on.

Pa. Holstein Convention Sale averages $3,933

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Braxton daughter topped the 2014 Pa. Holstein Convention Sale with a bid of $19,000.

Chesapeake Energy reports 2013 finances; still waiting on infrastructure in Utica shale

Friday, February 28, 2014

As of Dec. 31, 2013, Chesapeake has drilled 425 wells in the Utica, including 230 producing wells and 195 wells awaiting pipeline connection or in various stages of completion.

OSHA backs off small farm target

Thursday, February 27, 2014

OSHA backed off its previous enforcement directive regarding on-farm grain storage, and emphasized that farms with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from OSHA inspection or enforcement activities.

Farm failures: We didn’t plan for it to happen…

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stephen Covey had a great quote that is worthy of every bulletin board: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

Vilsack and Sherrod Brown team up to push farm bill as economic driver

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted the 2014 farm bill in a sweep through Ohio Jan. 31 that included the Ohio Farmers Union annual meeting in Columbus.

4-H can make a difference in child’s life

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Adolescents can be significantly influenced by factors in their homes, schools and communities. And 4-H participation can be a huge difference-maker.


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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 and follow Farm and Dairy at You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook.