Agriculture/Pa. Farms

Pa. moves to protect 32 farms in 18 counties from development | Five for the Weekend

BY: - June 18, 2022

'Saving farmland protects the beauty and productivity of our state, the health of our environment, the vitality of our economy, and our ability to feed a growing population,' Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said.

U.S. House Ag panel mulls safety net changes in farm bill amid soaring costs

BY: - June 10, 2022

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-15th District,  said he wants to pay special consideration to the margins for farmers as members work on the next farm bill.

Humane Society report finds problem breeders in Pa. and beyond | Five for the Weekend

BY: - June 4, 2022

The 10th annual "Horrible Hundred" report was first published by the Humane Society of the United States in 2013 to "warn consumers about common problems at puppy mills and puppy-selling dealers and push for new legislation and stronger enforcement of humane laws."

Proposal to ‘modernize’ Pa. dog law, increase fees, gains support from Ag officials, advocates

BY: - June 3, 2022

State Sen. Elder Vogel, R-Beaver, who chairs the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, said Thursday that his bill will “modernize” Pennsylvania’s dog law and “ensure it is being executed as it was intended.”

Pa. ranks 2nd among states for direct-to-consumer sales | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 21, 2022

The USDA found that 6,200 Pennsylvania farms produce and sell food locally through direct marketing, which generated $600 million in revenue in 2020.

The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis

BY: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.

COMMENTARY

Want to fight climate change? Eat more plants and fewer animals | Opinion

BY: - May 8, 2022

Building a sustainable future starts on our plates. Let’s eat accordingly.

House Dems to hold hearing on Pa.’s hemp industry | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 7, 2022

In 2021, the Pa. Agriculture Department reported that it issued 426 hemp growing permits.

Deadly bird flu sweeps states, including Pa., straining farmers | Analysis

BY: - May 3, 2022

Pa.'s first case of avian influenza was confirmed April 16 on a Lancaster County farm.

A large herd of cattle moves to a new pasture for grazing at the ARS Central Plains Experimental Range LTAR site in Colorado. d3846-1

Pa.’s Rep. Thompson denounces U.S. House hearing on record profits for meatpackers

BY: - April 28, 2022

'This hearing reeks of political points scoring on behalf of the administration,' Thompson, the panel's top Republican, said.

COMMENTARY

We need to end our reliance on synthetic fertilizer. This is how | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

Returning to agricultural self-reliance won’t happen overnight. But now is the time for farmers to embrace change.

Lancaster Co. agricultural conservation project ‘unique’ in its approach to meet Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals

BY: - April 14, 2022

Utilizing the state Conservation Excellence Grant, a part of the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill designed to support farmers developing on-farm conservation practices, the partnering organizations said they have been able to provide local farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed with educational, financial and technical support for conservation best practices.