Monday, November 30, 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.
Holsteins in pasture

The Nutrient Recycling Challenge is a competition designed to develop affordable technologies that recycle nutrients from livestock waste.
Massey Ferguson tractors at Farm Science Review 2015

AGCO achieved a remarkable success when Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, three of its leading brands, achieved all but one of the Tractor of the Year 2016 Awards at Agritechnica this week.
wind turbines

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services is hosting a free webinar, “Renewable Energy for Pennsylvania Farms” from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 1.
FFA logo

This week's round-up includes news from the Black River, Northwestern, Zane Trace, Indian Valley, Waterford and Richmond Edison FFA chapters.
4-H logo

This week's round-up includes news from the Western Reserve Rangers and Lone Rangers 4-H clubs.
coal plant

The 400 MW, 65-year-old plant was shuttered in 2014 in response to low natural gas prices and the onset of strict environmental regulations promulgated by the Obama Administration.
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.
Cuts of meat

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