Consider The Supplemental Coverage Option in your crop insurance package.
USDA Announcement – Base Acre/Yield History Update Extended.
Hay Production Workshops at 3 separate locations offer opportunity to improve the quality of your hay crop.
If you are an organic-crop producer in the Northeast, or a farmer interested in transitioning to organic, there is a new resource available to provide the research-based information you need to be successful.
Approximately 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, including over six million children. Allergens in the air, such as pollen and animal dander, as well as chemicals found in pesticides, cleaners and other products, can potentially irritate the lungs and be triggers for asthma attacks in some individuals. Pay attention to pests and how they are managed to help reduce conditions that irritate the lungs to help prevent asthma attacks.
There is one familiar furry resident in your home landscape which does tremendous damage in the winter months, but it’s not the famous Phil from Punxsutawney...
On February 8, Professor of Weed Ecology David Mortensen was awarded the 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). Presented as part of the PASAbilities Award Series at PASA’s 24th annual Farming for the Future conference, the award recognizes Mortensen for his research, teaching and leadership in the sustainable agriculture field.
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment. A new study found that greater numbers of resistant bacteria exist close to some waste water treatment works, and that these plants are likely to be responsible for at least half of the increase observed.
Penn State Extension and the Penn State Master Well Owner Network are excited to offer a special one hour webinar on March 10, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, based in McKean County, PA, assisted farmers and other pesticide applicators protect the groundwater that flows beneath their feet by offering an extension program about groundwater.
Arsenic is the biggest public-health problem for water in the United States -- yet we pay far less attention to it than we do to lesser problems. Private wells present continuing risks. Even low doses of arsenic may reduce intelligence in children. There are also well-documented risks of cancer, heart disease, and reduced lung function.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension, or high blood pressure affects one out three adults. Having hypertension increases our risk for strokes and heart attacks.
The Northeast US is home to close to twenty land link programs that connect farmland owners — farmers, non-farming land owners, or public/institutional land owners — with farmers and aspiring farmers in search of suitable farmland.
If you’re considering participating in a market this year or continuing to sell your goods directly to the consumer, joining Penn State Extension’s Farmers’ Market Conference is a great way to start!
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the fifth looking at impacts on Pennsylvania schools and education.
On February 13, Mark Van Horn, director of the student farm at University of California-Davis, delivered the first lecture in the 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series. During his talk, he explained why the farm was created, how it has evolved over its 37-year history, and the many ways in which students engage with the farm today. He also described the complementary Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major offered at UC Davis. A recording of his talk is now available online.
The Food Trust is looking for farmers to join our network of farmers’ markets in the Philadelphia area.
Are you planning on making the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit? Are you a new vegetable producer who is ready to refine your farm to optimize production and profit?
Tree topping is unfortunately all too common despite years of recommendations against it, and a body of research documenting its harmful effects.