Agriculture

Raise Gun Controls Or The Spirit Within Us?

December 18, 2012

More gun controls may spur more illegal weapon ownership and still more violence until we attempt to fix core issues causing violence.

Inside PDA, Dec. 14, 2012

1 year 17 weeks ago
 

Finally, A Fiscal Cliff Solution!

December 12, 2012

Since political solutions often defy common sense, consider this common sense solution to our "Fiscal Cliff" that defies politics.

Help! Farmer Or Not, We Are Being Smartphone-ized!

December 9, 2012

Farmers and non-farmers, even me, are becoming smartphone-ized. But adopting ever-changing tablet and smartphone technologies is tough.

Inside PDA, Nov. 16, 2012

1 year 21 weeks ago

Give Thanks For What You Didn't Get

November 18, 2012

Sometimes our gratitude stops short of being thankful for things that don't happen.

Inside PDA, Nov. 9, 2012

1 year 22 weeks ago
 
 
 
 

Phew, The National Election Is Almost Over! Then What?

November 1, 2012

The soothsayers were right on: No money or mud-throwing was spared in the race for U.S. president. Our next-generation is America’s greatest hope.

Inside PDA, Oct. 19, 2012

1 year 25 weeks ago
 

The Good And Ugly Of Farm Biomass And Green Energy

October 16, 2012

USDA's $10 million grant for biomass energy here beats many millions lost on green energy give-aways there

PA Livestrock Show Results

1 year 27 weeks ago


Shorthorn Sweeps Supreme Spot at Breeding Beef Pageant  more»

Inside PDA, Sept. 28, 2012

1 year 28 weeks ago

Send President Obama 'Back To The Farm'

September 29, 2012

Your choice for President of the United States, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, will greatly impact America's future and your farm.

Germany's Farm Potentials For The Northeast

September 19, 2012

After visiting my ancestral homeland, some thoughts on southern Germany and its farm potentials for the Northeast.

Farm Show: All-American Dairy Show

1 year 29 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of PA Department of Agriculture)

ALL-AMERICAN DAIRY SHOW RELEASES more»

What For The Farm When The U.S. Dollar Collapses

September 7, 2012

Young farmer seeks current advice about the future ofhis farm if and when the U.S. dollar were to collapse

Inside PDA: Aug. 24, 2012

1 year 33 weeks ago
 

Thank Ag Technology And Farms Using It

August 23, 2012

Without current ag technologies, this year’s drought would have had a monumentally greater impact on feed, food and fuel prices plus availability.

Inside PDA: Aug. 17, 2012

1 year 34 weeks ago
 
 

'Barnyard Discussion' During PSU Ag. Progress Days

1 year 35 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry, and Carl T. Shaffer, President of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, this week hosted a “Barnyard Discussion” on agriculture policy during Penn State University’s (PSU) Ag Progress Days, which took place at the Red Barn within PSU’s Russell E. more»

I Think I Can. I Think I Can. I Think I Can Farm

August 8, 2012

You can learn a lot abou success in farm life from a children's story

Inside PDA, Aug. 3, 2012

1 year 36 weeks ago
 

Amercan Agriculture: Drought Edges Toward A Food Panic

July 20, 2012

U.S. food situ may be headed for a panic – worse than the 1988 drought. Farmers already panicking.

PA 4-H State Council

The 2012 PA 4-H State Council Clover Clipboard is here to keep you up-to-date with all that the 2011 Council is doing across the State!

Is Farming Just A Business?

July 12, 2012

Web dialogue over whether farming is just a business shows many don't have a clue; too many conjure up ag boogie-men

Inside PDA: July 6, 2012

1 year 40 weeks ago

Rural America, Truly Beautiful!

July 4, 2012

We must pause once in a while to revel in the awesome creation of our nation's rural America and today's farm

Rural America, Truly Beautiful!

July 3, 2012

We must pause to revel in the awesome creation of rural America and today's farm

Inside PDA: July 2, 2012

1 year 41 weeks ago

PASA Newsletter, June 28, 2012

1 year 41 weeks ago

Inside PDA: June 22, 2012

1 year 42 weeks ago

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

In existence since 1992, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) continues working to bring farmers together to learn from each other, and to build relationships between those farmers and consumers looking for fresh, wholesome, locally and sustainably produced food.

Inside PDA: June 15, 2012

1 year 43 weeks ago
Message from George Greig
Secretary of Agriculture

Time For Daddy Redux In America

June 17, 2012

Reclaiming the importance of the father’s role is hugely important to your children’s future and America’s future.

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

News from PASA, whose mission is "Promoting Profitable Farms that Produce Healthy Food for All People while Respecting the Natural Environment."

Anti-obesity, Soda Regs May Be Fattening; Won't Help Agriculture

June 10, 2012

‘Soda size’ regulations and USDA's nutritional education rules won't cut America’s flab or help agriculture.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Brain Unplugged On Soda Ban

May 31, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg wants his government to control soda drinking. Forget it. Mount an intense PR effort instead

From the cow to the cone

Penn State ice cream from the Creamery! It's a tradition for generations of Penn Staters and their guests. But there's more than meets the eye, or the mouth, for that matter. Every cone of "Peachy Paterno" or cup of "Death by Chocolate" begins with cream provided by cows at Penn State's dairy barns only a mile north of the creamery store. more»

4 Reasons For Older Farm Owners To Retire Earlier

May 23, 2012

Reasons farm owners should retire earlier: Today’s farm requires continual investment – increasingly incompatible with older farmer goals

Have Chesapeake Bay Watershed Farmers Done Enough?

May 3, 2012

The Chesapeake Bay is beginning to recover nicely. Urban and industrial sectors still have much to do. So are tougher ag regs really necessary?

Chesapeake Bay Ag's Dirty Little Secret

April 22, 2012

Despite agriculture's efforts, small farmers and newbies are the biggest handicaps to the Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Communicating Ag Is Tough To Do

April 17, 2012

American agriculture's success story is unparalleled, yet under-appreciated and a 'tough sell' to those who perceive otherwise.

News from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

News releases for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Expect More Farm Weather Extemes? Yes!

March 25, 2012

After more than a year of farm weather extremes, you should expect more of the same. Be ready for opportunities and for greater risks.

Bead Counters Are Important, But Is This Waste Management?

March 21, 2012

So who had time to count all this waste management trash, and was it at taxpayer expense?

Farm Regulations, Regulations, Ugh! And More Farm Regulations!

March 11, 2012

Farm regulations are enough to drive some farmers out of business, and they keep coming. But do you know what they cost you?

Regulations, Regulations, Ugh! And More Farm Regulations

March 8, 2012

Farm regulations are enough to drive farmers out of business, and they keep coming. But do you know what they cost you?

Waterkeeper's Pursuit Of Chesapeake Bay Farm Stirs Ag Support

February 27, 2012

Fund-raisers for Maryland's Hudson Farm family drew huge support from around Chesapeake Bay, raised more than $113,000

Eco-terrorists Incite Culture Of Farmer's Fear

February 13, 2012

Environmental zealots justify self-written laws and use legal intimidation and court costs to incite fear by farmers

Where To Place Your Farm Bets

February 7, 2012

Avoid getting sucked in by non-farm investment opportunities. Ag is ‘hot’ in itself.

Lessons From The Great Recession: Will We Learn Them?

January 17, 2012

Will we learn enough from the Great Recession or Great Reality Check (our most recent mistakes) to avoid repeating them for at least one generation?

Record Attendance as 2012 PA Farm Show Comes to a Close

2 years 13 weeks ago
Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, Agriculture Secretary George Greig and sculpture Jim Victor admire the 2012 Butter Sculpture, which depicts a young 4-H member showing his prized calf at a county fair and pays tribute to the 100th anniversaries of the Pennsylvania 4-H and Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.

Harrisburg - With record crowds, more than 10,000 competitive exhibits, 6,000 animals and 300 commercial exhibitors, the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrated agriculture from farm gate to dinner plate. more»

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