Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with the USDA, pork and dairy producers, and environmental and scientific experts to launch a competition to develop affordable technologies that recycle nutrients from livestock waste.
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.
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.