Stories by Susan Crowell

Molnar Farms: Quality produce with a WOW! factor

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In Mahoning County, the Molnar family knew it had to expand their farm market if they wanted to continue to grow. Today, their market is as beautiful as their produce.

Animal rights vandals hit butter cow at Iowa State Fair

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vandals from the Iowans for Animal Liberation dowsed the Iowa State Fair’s butter cow with red paint symbolizing blood, and wrote “Freedom for All” on the glass display window.

2013 Mercer Co. 4-H Roundup livestock sale totals nearly $142,000

Saturday, August 10, 2013

This year’s market livestock sale at the Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H Roundup totaled nearly $142,000.

2013 Columbiana County Fair market livestock sales total nearly $435,000

Friday, August 2, 2013

The junior fair market livestock sales at the 2013 Columbiana County Fair totaled nearly $435,000, on the sale of 471 lots.

Crowell on video junkies, ag research and county fairs

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Congressional appropriations to R&D of the National Institutes of Health totaled nearly $31 billion in fiscal year 2012. Ag research got a paltry $277 million.

Hively, Houlette inducted into Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame will enshrine Curtis F. Hively and Carey Augustus Houlette July 30.

Precautionary principle: By removing a risk, are we limiting finding solutions to the problem?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Editor Susan Crowell on the precautionary principle: Public perception of risk can certainly be different than a scientific assessment of risk, but I’m not sure my perhaps-ignorant perception should hamper scientific inquiry.

House splits nutrition title out of farm bill; farm-only bill passes 216-208

Friday, July 12, 2013

The farm bill’s nutrition title, Title IV, that was removed from the bill that passed, will go back to the ag committee for round two.

Commentary by Susan Crowell: What farm bill history do we want to repeat?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Editor Susan Crowell wonders if we’ve learned anything from past farm bill wrangling.

Forget the wet spring: Farmers planted record acres of everything

Friday, June 28, 2013

The corn acreage is the highest acreage planted to corn since 1936 and marks a fifth year in a row of corn acreage increases in the United States.

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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.