Pa. cleared to resume normal poultry trade following HI-PATH outbreak

BY: - August 30, 2023

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

BY: - August 12, 2023

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

BY: - July 13, 2023

Pennsylvania ranks fourth in the country for the number of certified organic farms, at more than 1,125; in 2021.

A farmer works with a tablet computer in a field (Getty Images).

U.S. Department of Agriculture to spend $300M to boost climate data in farming, forestry

BY: - July 12, 2023

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

BY: - June 26, 2023

'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

BY: - June 26, 2023

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

BY: - April 27, 2023

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.

A Tyson Poultry truck backs up to its load dock at a processing plant February 25, 2004 in Carthage, Texas. East Texas Poultry Producers and Farmers are concerned that the newest Avian Flu strain, most recently found in a flock in Houston, might spread to other flocks within East Texas. The Poultry industry in Texas is a mult-million dollar business for the state and fears of further flock infections could cripple the industry. (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

The real cost of eggs is greater than you think | Opinion

BY: - April 12, 2023

When veterinarians can’t advocate for animals, everyone suffers.


How Right-to-Repair laws are empowering rural Americans | Opinion

BY: - February 23, 2023

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

BY: - January 18, 2023

'Food security provides a pathway to financial security,' Thompson, the new chair of the House Agriculture Committee, said.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks trade at a Woodward, Iowa farm on 8/18/22 (Photo by Jared Strong/Iowa Capital Dispatch).

Federal government has given $800M to keep indebted farmers afloat

BY: - October 19, 2022

Pennsylvania's farm loan obligations totaled $69.4M, according to federal data.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

States, including Pa., off pace to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2022

Pa. will fall short, but has 'momentum,' according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.