Farmers, business owners discuss rising food production costs, inflation in Lancaster Co.
To combat the rising costs, Smucker said his business has had to get creative and find ways to be more efficient, including by decreasing company waste and researching market pricing.
Merger of Sanderson Farms and Cargill is a bad deal for farmers and consumers | Opinion
Stop the lip service and do something substantial that will truly help family farmers, our local economies and our country.
As aging farmers retire, lawmakers explore how to boost beginning producers
WASHINGTON — More than half of American farmers will reach retirement age in the next 10 years, but the steep price of entry to start a farm, along with rising input costs and volatile markets, make it tough for young and beginning farmers to take their places. “Farming is inherently a risky business, but in […]
U.S. House Ag panel mulls safety net changes in farm bill amid soaring costs
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.
Pa.’s Rep. Thompson denounces U.S. House hearing on record profits for meatpackers
'This hearing reeks of political points scoring on behalf of the administration,' Thompson, the panel's top Republican, said.
We need to end our reliance on synthetic fertilizer. This is how | Opinion
Returning to agricultural self-reliance won’t happen overnight. But now is the time for farmers to embrace change.
Rural broadband is a farm bill focus during U.S. House hearing
By Jared Strong The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the need for federal assistance to develop high-speed internet connectivity in all parts of the country, members of a U.S. House subcommittee agreed this week as they reviewed provisions that are likely to be included in the next farm bill. “I represent a largely rural district in north-central, […]
Lawmakers, including Pa.’s Thompson, clash over climate in early farm bill talks
Thompson, R-15th District, questioned the USDA's ability to dole out conservation funding.
Pa.: The Tree Farm State | The Numbers Racket
In 2017, the most recent year for which data were available, there were 15,008 tree farms in the United States, occupying more than 295,000 acres of land for production, according to data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Will Joe Biden’s executive order spark real change in food production? | Opinion
The executive order also aims to strengthen antitrust enforcement. Agriculture is one of the most concentrated industries in the U.S.
Pa. GOP lawmakers threaten state funding for Penn veterinary program over vaccine policy
A group of House Republicans are threatening to withhold almost $32 million in state funding for Philadelphia’s largest private employer over its employee vaccine policy.
Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of Tuesday confirmation hearing
Black farmers also say that at the USDA under Vilsack, agricultural census data was distorted to falsely show that there was a boom in the number of Black farmers.