For the past two years, Geauga County farmer Kevin O’Reilly has turned an often overlooked crop into a healthy profit center. That is about to change as ConAgra Foods moves the second of its two popcorn processing facilities out of Ohio.
USDA’s regulations on interstate livestock disease traceability have been beneficial since going into effect in March 2013. Implementing those regulations, according to some livestock facility managers, has been “a pain in the butt.”
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