Pa. announces second round of emergency food assistance funding for food banks, pantries
Qualified food banks, pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens are invited to apply for the $2.5 million in funding available through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Reach and Resiliency Grants.
‘From the farm to the table’: June is Dairy Month in Pa. | Five for the Weekend
The commonwealth's dairy industry supports more than 53,000 jobs, and contributes more than $14 billion to the economy, according to the Shapiro administration.
‘Agriculture is central to our growth’: Pa. Gov. Shapiro attends opening of Carbon Co. farm’s greenhouse
Little Leaf Farms isn’t done growing either — Sellew said the company aims to build the world’s largest producing area for baby leaf greens with the continued support of Carbon County and the Commonwealth.
Ag. Sec Russell Redding confirmed by state Senate
Redding, whose nomination moved through the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on Tuesday with a “favorable nomination,” previously led the state Department of Agriculture under the Wolf and Rendell administrations.
Ag Sec. Russell Redding’s nomination approved by state Senate committee
Under his eight-year tenure with the Wolf administration, Redding led efforts to create the first-ever state Farm Bill, bolster Pennsylvania’s agricultural workforce, support the mental health of farmers and agricultural producers, incorporate sustainable practices at farms across the commonwealth, make Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement self-sustaining, and to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dept. of Ag expands Spotted Lanternfly quarantine ahead of hatching season | Five for the Weekend
Pennsylvania's quarantine area now covers 51 of the Commonwealth's 67 counties.
Acting Ag Sec. Redding faces questions about organics, dog law, avian flu at budget talks
Acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding heard questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about his agency’s $231.2 million budget request, and how it plans to address such issues as organic farming, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, and funding the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
Shapiro, Redding discuss the future of Pa. agriculture under new administration at 2023 Farm Show
The luncheon, which took place in the Banquet Hall of the bustling Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, featured several speakers, including state Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro, and Penn State University President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi.
Redding unveils 2023 Farm Show butter sculpture | Five for the Weekend
The sculpture, a Farm Show tradition that celebrates the commonwealth's dairy farmers, is carved from 1,000 pounds of butter, showcasing this year's theme: "Rooted in Progress."
Ag Sec Redding looks back on eight years of progress and challenges as Wolf admin winds down
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has served the commonwealth under the Wolf administration for the last eight years. In that time, Redding, of Adams County, led efforts to create the first-ever state Farm Bill, bolster Pennsylvania’s agricultural workforce, support the mental health of farmers and agricultural producers, incorporate sustainable practices at farms across the commonwealth, make Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement self-sustaining, and to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State veterinary officials clear Santa’s reindeer for flight
Dr. Kevin Brightbill, Pennsylvania’s state veterinarian, and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said that they had received a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection from the North Pole, reporting that the reindeer are “physically fit for air travel” ahead of their 41-million-mile trip to deliver approximately 111 million presents all across the world.
Pa. farmers, producers urged to participate in USDA Census of Agriculture | Five for the Weekend
Happy weekend, all. State officials are urging farmers and agricultural producers across the commonwealth to participate in the 2022 Census of Agriculture from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture is conducted nationally every five years to gather data to “help give an accurate picture of agricultural production in every U.S. county, inform food and agriculture policies […]