Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Dept of Agriculture reaches out to urban students

· October 8, 2018

In Pennsylvania, urban students from across the state got up close and personal with their state’s agriculture industry. Over 1,500 students recently experienced Farm City Day at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where they were able to get out of the classroom to have a hands-on experience with agriculture.  The students were able to touch, […]

3-year-old Pennsylvania boy rescued from manure pit

· May 22, 2018

A Pennsylvania 3-year-old who had fallen 6 to 10 feet in a manure pit in his family’s barn over the weekend is safe, thanks to a multiple rescue task force. On Saturday just after 6 p.m., Honey Brook Fire Company and the Chester County Rescue Task Force (CCRTF)  were dispatched for an agricultural rescue in […]

Legislation would support small cheesemakers, dairy farmers

· May 15, 2018

Last week U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced on the Local Cheese Promotion and Dairy Support Act – legislation to increase federal support and resources for small cheesemakers across the United States. The legislation will strengthen local dairy supply chains by creating a new $5 million grant program to […]

Pennsylvania Rep. wants to bring back whole milk into schools

· May 1, 2018

This week, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) introduced H.R. 5640, The “WHOLE MILK Act.” H.R. 5640 would amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to allow schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program to serve unflavored whole milk. Congressman Marino also sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue asking the […]

Pennsylvania crews rush to rescue goats stranded on bridge

· April 5, 2018

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Turnpike crews, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation sprung into action to save two goats that got themselves into a tight spot — on a bridge beam beam eight inches wide and about 150 to 200 feet above the ground. Borrowing a crane from the DOT, both goats […]

Pennsylvania Secretary asks Dean Foods to extend deadline

· March 27, 2018

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding has sent a letter to Dean Dairy Holdings following the announcement that the company provided termination notices to 42 Pennsylvania dairy farmers, effective May 31, 2018. Redding has requested Dean Foods extend the deadline so that dairy farmers affected may more effectively transition to other markets. Farmers affected by […]

Pennsylvania teen dies in skid loader accident

· March 13, 2018

Our deepest condolences go out to this Pennsylvania farm family after a farming accident turned deadly Monday. At 3:15 p.m. the Bedford County Coroner was called to a farming accident at a farm off of Branch Road in Woodbury Township. Coroner Russell Styer said a 17-year-old male was killed when he was changing bucket attachments […]

USDA sends $17.5M to Pennsylvania to fight spotted lanternfly

· February 8, 2018

The USDA is sending $17.5 million in emergency funding to Pennsylvania to stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly. “We’ve seen a dramatic expansion in the range of this pest over the last year and we need to take decisive action to prevent the spotted lanternfly from spreading throughout Pennsylvania and into neighboring states,” said U.S. […]

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