agriculture

The County of Lycoming paid a total of $51,363.70 to local farmers whose nitrogen and phosphorus credits were sold in 2014 through the Lycoming County Nutrient Trading Program. Combined with previous credit sales since 2011, the program has sold a cumulative $253,764 in nutrient credits. Each...
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 (...
The August edition of the Lycoming County 4-H newsletter. (Attached calendar)
Site Visits with Farmers Beginning this Month HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the award of more than $2.6 million in grant awards to 36 conservation districts within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. These funds, which will support 50 staff positions that...
Message from George Greig, Acting Secretary of AgricultureHere in PA we are fortunate to have an abundance of natural resources, including 7.8 million acres of farmland, 17 million acres of forest land and 83,000 miles of rivers and streams. Caring for the land and water that shaped our communities...
Cool temperatures in the 50s and a 40 percent chance of precipitation will greet visitors this Saturday at the annual Spring Plow Day in Muncy Creek Township. Wet soil may cause problems for those who will be displaying their draft horse teams plowing the fields during the friendly competition....
HARRISBURG–While Pennsylvania's official Christmas tree was lit during a ceremony in the state Capitol Rotunda on Dec. 8, State Rep. Rick Mirabito said the holidays shed light on Pennsylvania's agriculture industry. "Everywhere you look, you see Pennsylvania farmers involved in our holiday...
Message from Russell C. Redding Agriculture Secretary More than six years ago, a new symbol - a blue keystone with a gold checkmark - began to appear on PA products and packages across the state. Representing the PA Preferred program, the new logo helps consumers easily identify products grown,...
The  Bradford County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show was held on Monday, July 26 at the Troy Fair. 125 4-H/FFA youth completed swine, beef, market goat and lamb projects this year and showed their animals before hundreds of spectators. Swine In the Swine Show, 88 youth exhibited. The grand champion pig...
Stream bank fencing is a hot topic these days. Many are against it because the stream is the only water source for pastured animals. While others are for it because fencing a stream allows for the stream bank and stream to return to its original habitat. Here’s a little background on stream bank...

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