Friday, November 27, 2015
evergreen trees

Some of the trees were grown at farms in Mahoning, Trumbull and Wayne counties.
contour strips on Holmes County farm

Farm states with concentrations in corn and soybeans experienced declines in cropland values.

West Virginia lifts poultry exhibit ban, but bird handlers should still be cautious.
Japanese trade

The deal includes a substantial reduction in beef tariffs, especially in countries like Japan, which the U.S. has long tried to increase trade.

In the fall of 2011, Kent State University in Ashtabula began offering two-year degrees in Enology and Viticulture. The program has graduated seven students with four more expected to graduate this December and the program has boasted an 100 percent placement rate.
Milkhouse Meats

Custom butcher shop hopes to fill a niche in the local food market.

This week, Farm and Dairy reporter Kristy Seachrist shares the story of one western Pennsylvania man's custom butchering facility, the latest Marcellus and Utica shale news, what lower energy prices mean for farmers and consumers and the stories you may have missed last week.

Three drilling companies executives look into their crystal ball to tell readers what may be ahead in the oil and gas industry.
well rig

ODNR issued 75 shale drilling permits last month; 40 were issued in Belmont County
FFA logo

West Branch FFA members attend national convention.