Did you know that efforts to build trust in your community can strengthen your local economy? A range of recent social science research strongly identifies trust-building as a viable economic development strategy that holds the potential for substantial economic gains - for the organizations, communities, and regions that invest the time and resources required.
The first annual National Young Worker Ag Safety Day (NYWASD) celebrated the achievements of agriculture students and educators while raising awareness of ag-specific injuries in the workplace.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, presented a Penn State Extension “Safe Drinking Water Display”.
Over the past seven years, USDA has worked with private landowners to implement voluntary conservation practices that conserve and clean the water we drink. USDA support-leveraged with historic outside investments-boosts producer incomes and rewards them for their good work. At the same time, USDA investments have brought high quality water and waste services to rural communities, which are vital to their continued health and economic viability.
There was unanimous agreement Tuesday at a joint hearing by the Senate Environmental and Agriculture Committees that more resources are needed to meet Pennsylvania’s water pollution cleanup commitment to the Chesapeake Bay and throughout the state and that there are no magic bullets to meet those obligations.
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.
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With more farmers thinking about how to transition their operations to the next generation-including those who own farms preserved in perpetuity for agricultural production-the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is making new funding available to ensure those operations have an up-to-date succession plan.
Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse.
Results of monitoring THI, rumination, and milk production on a Southeastern Pennsylvania farm.
Enacted to further improve the safety of our food supply, these laws will impact most farms.
Many houseplants thrive outdoors in the summertime, but because they are susceptible to damage from cold weather, they must be brought indoors before temperatures get too low. They not only need protection from harsh outside conditions, but they need to readjust to conditions inside the house, such as lower light and humidity levels.
The end of this year's growing season signals the beginning of next year's garden preparations. Cool autumn days are the perfect time to complete a few simple tasks to prepare your garden beds for winter.
Western Flower Thrips have always occupied the top spot when growers have had to rank which insect pests are the toughest to control in their greenhouses and fields.
The Leola Produce Auction in Lancaster County, PA opened in 1985 and has been in its current location since 1986.
Cool spring and fall weather can cause sugar accumulation, thereby increasing the risk of pasture-induced laminitis for susceptible horses.
Horses have two natural defenses against cold; a long hair coat and a layer of fat beneath the skin.
Horse owners may not be aware that various yard waste “trimmings” can be toxic to horses and other livestock.
Forum includes education and discussion on current Issues facing the Horse Industry.
An isolated pocket of Spotted Lanternfly in Allentown has prompted state officials to expand a quarantine zone to include the city, as well as to seven other municipalities throughout Lehigh and Montgomery counties.