Large amounts of precipitation and flooding occurred throughout Pennsylvania this summer, and harvesting quality corn silage could be of concern.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in more than 70 years. The focus has shifted away from merely responding to contamination events toward establishing systems to prevent them from occurring.
A Penn State Extension farm food safety video series is available for fruit and vegetable growers seeking more detailed information on farm food safety of harvested crops.
Corn stover is often used as ground cover baled for bedding for the winter season, but it can also be utilized as a forage in some situations where feed supplies are limited.
Most often in the mid-Atlantic region, pastures are comprised of cool season perennial forages.