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USDA’s climate grants for farms and forests run into Republican buzzsaw

BY: - August 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is spending more than $3 billion to cultivate more American farmers and forest landowners as partners to mitigate climate change — even while some Republicans on Capitol Hill try to stop the program entirely. The administration launched a new farm program, Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities, this year. It is […]

Deep in Bedford Co., Pa. protects its 19th old-growth forest

BY: - March 16, 2022

The area, which covers more than 1,500 acres in Sweet Root Natural Area near Chaneysville in Bedford County, was recognized this week as the commonwealth’s newest, old-growth forest.

Dept. of Ag: Thousand Cankers Quarantine lifted after 8 yrs.

BY: - January 21, 2022

The disease, called Thousand Cankers, is caused by a fungus carried by Walnut Twig Beetles. When Walnut Twig Beetles burrow into the bark of walnut trees, it causes cankers to form that affects the distribution of nutrients and water throughout the tree, resulting in limb loss and eventually death.