Thursday, November 26, 2015

This week, Farm and Dairy reporter Kristy Seachrist tells us about West Virginia's decision to lift its ban on live poultry shows, the USDA's new produce safety rules, what the new Pennsylvania state budget means for farmers and a fire that tore through a Big Prairie barn.
Bruce McPheron.OSU logo

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has named Bruce McPheron, current dean of the university's ag college, interim executive vice president and provost.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Carl Shaffer

Carl Shaffer became only the 13th recipient of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's top individual award in the 65-year history of the farm group.

DairyPalooza offers 4-H youth, cloverbuds and adults a unique, hands-on experience to learn more about the dairy industry.
herbs growing on windowsill

Just like growing vegetables indoors over winter, growing herbs indoors is simple as long as you have the right tools and environment.
Cuts of meat

R&C Packing, of Bidwell, becomes first to slaughter livestock in the Cooperative Interstate Shipment program.
grocery aisle

After years of planning, public comments and revision, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized the rules governing produce safety and the auditing of food imported into the U.S.
contour strips on Holmes County farm

Farm states with concentrations in corn and soybeans experienced declines in cropland values.
Week in Review 11/14 collage

This week’s top stories include two lawsuits against Chesapeake Exploration, anaplasmosis’s risk to beef and dairy cattle herds, how manure could fuel vehicles and more.

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