Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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.

Two Ohio-based manufacturing centers are collaborating to provide design and engineering assistance to a variety of food processing systems.
U.S. Capitol

Senate votes against the EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule.
chickens in yard

Although avian influenza was never detected in West Virginia, poultry producers are advised to be on alert for symptoms of the virus in their flocks.

Yields might be down, but the crop is coming off dry, and the cost of drying is relatively cheap.
Checking grapes

A commercial grape and wine workshop will be held Dec. 3, at Ohio State University South Centers.
house in winter

While it might not feel like it, colder winter weather is on the way and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection wants all residents to stay safe and warm this winter by properly preparing their homes.