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Topsoil protection should be stressed in the next farm bill, U.S. House Ag panel told

BY: - September 15, 2022

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, argued that 'tying food policy to climate policy is harmful.' 

Biden administration plays long game for agriculture and trade

BY: - August 19, 2022

'Costs on my farm are up by about 325 percent,” Lance Lillibridge, of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, said. 'It’s getting to be unbearable.'

Farm bill season arrives: What’s the outlook for 2023?

BY: - August 14, 2022

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, could help lead the debate in the House next year if the GOP prevails in the midterms.

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.

USDA pledges $1B for ‘climate smart’ ag products

BY: - February 8, 2022

The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon in those industries, federal officials said Monday.

Pa.’s Thompson, lawmakers grill USDA boss Vilsack on pandemic relief funds for farmers

BY: - January 21, 2022

Tom Vilsack also faced questions on how his agency is doling out emergency pandemic aid and fostering collaboration with historically Black colleges.

Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture seeks to bridge rural-urban divide

BY: - January 7, 2022

By Ryan Deto A beloved tradition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show has returned with the unveiling of the show’s annual butter sculpture. The 2022 sculpture, unveiled Thursday, highlights the theme of “Harvesting More” and is meant to symbolize different factions of the dairy world coming together in celebration. The sculpture features an urban farmer and […]

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Visiting the Pa. Farm Show? Consider COVID risk, Pa. Ag. Sect’y says | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 4, 2022

'For individuals who are concerned about their personal health or have family members or colleagues who are particularly vulnerable, this is not the year to attend,' Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said during a Monday briefing.

Fayette County 4-H program develops ‘spark’ observed in youth | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 5, 2021

'It’s kind of limitless,' 4-H Educator Jennifer Deichert says of the opportunities offered by the program.

U.S. House Ag. leader seeks permanent scholarship funding for historically Black land-grant colleges

BY: - June 17, 2021

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, said he wants to ensure broadband access for students at these rural schools.