Friday, November 27, 2015
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.
Autumn-olive invasive species

Invasive plant species are a bigger threat than people realize. Here's what you need to know.

A thorough inspection identifies system maintenance needs and allows time to fix problems before winter weather hits.
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.
well rig

ODNR issued 75 shale drilling permits last month; 40 were issued in Belmont County
U.S. Capitol

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