Pa. cleared to resume normal poultry trade following HI-PATH outbreak
After more than a year of combating an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, afflicting poultry farms across the commonwealth, state officials said Wednesday that Pennsylvania has received the “all clear” to resume normal international poultry trade.
After a Pittsburgh coal processing plant closed, ER visits plummeted
After the closure, Taranto said, ACCAN encouraged the Allegheny County health department to pull together some retrospective health studies. In 2018, Dr. Deborah Gentile documented a 41.6 percent drop in uncontrolled pediatric asthma two years following Shenango’s shuttering.
Pa. Sens. Fetterman, Casey introduce bill to expand funding for organic farming
Pennsylvania ranks fourth in the country for the number of certified organic farms, at more than 1,125; in 2021.
U.S. Department of Agriculture to spend $300M to boost climate data in farming, forestry
Agriculture and forestry are key sectors in advancing Biden’s climate agenda, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Pa.’s Fetterman, U.S. Senate Dems seek answers from USDA on SNAP program changes
'We remain concerned about the changes to eligibility and increases to work requirements overall,' the lawmakers wrote.
Drought hits the Midwest, threatening crops and the world’s food supply
Farmers endure a ‘weird’ rainless period at a critical time.
Ag leaders lobby for better risk management programs at U.S. House farm bill hearing
The farm bill’s commodity insurance programs include the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs, which protect farmers from poor growing seasons and low prices, respectively.
The real cost of eggs is greater than you think | Opinion
When veterinarians can’t advocate for animals, everyone suffers.
How Right-to-Repair laws are empowering rural Americans | Opinion
The right-to-repair movement has become the leading edge of a pushback against growing corporate power.
Pa.’s Thompson, U.S. House ag leaders discuss anti-hunger measures in upcoming farm bill
'Food security provides a pathway to financial security,' Thompson, the new chair of the House Agriculture Committee, said.
Federal government has given $800M to keep indebted farmers afloat
Pennsylvania's farm loan obligations totaled $69.4M, according to federal data.
States, including Pa., off pace to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals | Thursday Morning Coffee
Pa. will fall short, but has 'momentum,' according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.