Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.
Making sense of diet recommendations in the news media can be frustrating and confusing. Getting to the science base behind the message is important.
As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans will be prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning up holiday feasts. With all the hustle and bustle that surround these events, sometimes food safety can take a back seat.
The 3rd annual Growing Pennsylvania's Organic Farms conference will be held in Harrisburg on December 13 and 14, providing in-depth education and updates about organic agricultural practices.
As you are getting ready to go hunting, there are three things about caring for and preserving game meat that should be stressed.
Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?
There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
The Cumberland County 4-H team is pleased to introduce our new 4-H Educator, Logan Hall.
The Department of Agriculture recently confirmed boxwood blight in a residential setting. The infected material has been removed and destroyed.
It’s time to start thinking about training and we have lots of fun trainings happening near you. Check out our Fall 2016/Spring 2017 BKC Classes Lists. Registrations are required. To register and to learn more about classes offered go to PA Keys website.
Private wells and on-site wastewater systems don’t come with a monthly or quarterly bill, but homeowners should budget for routine maintenance and eventual repairs. Proper construction and regular inspection and maintenance can help put off major expenses, but wells and septic systems do have a lifespan.
The ability to grow industrial hemp could benefit farmers in Pennsylvania by allowing them to diversify their crop bases. Penn State research could help farmers to be more successful if and when the law allows them to grow industrial hemp for profit.
Lack of rain and high-ish temperatures are impacting crops in several counties. A question more and more farmers are asking lately is something like – “What must I do if I suspect a crop loss on crop insurance covered acres?”
Initiative Leverages Expertise of Agriculture Department and Pennsylvania State Police. Harrisburg, PA - A partnership between Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture food sanitarians is ensuring the safety of foods while on the road, especially during the summer months.
David L. Swartz, District Director for Penn State Extension in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties, has received the 2016 Staff Laurate Leadership Award from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13, 2016, as "National Farmers Market Week." This year marks the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week to honor and celebrate the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.
Many people struggle to find ways to incorporate vegetables into their diets. To help individuals and families add the healthy flavor, texture and color of vegetables to their meals, Penn State Extension has released the "Totally Veggies Resource Guide."
Green June beetles are on the move now, emerging from the soil from late June through July.