Agriculture

State protects 104-acre crop farm in Tilden Township from future development

The Shapiro Administration recently announced that Pennsylvania will purchase development rights for 2,629 acres on 28 farms in 19 counties, protecting them from future...

Greater Berks Development Fund awards $400K for acquisition of 81-acre farm in Jefferson Township

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger announced Tuesday five new funding awards through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) totaling $1,885,000...

Tractor Supply in Muhlenberg Township helps young people get growing with Future Gardeners Kit

The Temple Tractor Supply is providing free garden kits to local children to teach the basics of at-home gardening. On May 18, 2024, customers can...

Rodale Institute receives $350K grant to support first-in-PA apprenticeship in organic agriculture

The Shapiro Administration announced Tuesday a $350,000 grant for the development of a first-in-Pennsylvania apprenticeship program that will offer real opportunity to Pennsylvanians seeking...
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Consumers urged to discard Campylobacter-contaminated raw milk products sold in 12 counties

Due to contamination with Campylobacter, consumers should immediately discard raw milk sold from Apple Valley Creamery, under the Pure Pastures Dairy label, with sell-by...

Senator Scott Martin, Delvin Martin, and Stevens Feed Mill team honored for leadership during the Avian Influenza outbreak

PennAg Industries Association announced Delvin Martin and the team of Stevens Feed and Senator Scott Martin as its 2024 Distinguished Service Award winners at...

Local school leaders gain insight into cutting-edge trends and career pathways

In an effort to stay attuned to the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture in the county, Berks County school leaders participated in the Berks County...

Kutztown University awarded $1.5M grant to collaborate with Rodale Institute for Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program

Kutztown University was awarded a $1.5 million grant to support its Regenerative Organic Agriculture track within its environmental science program in collaboration with the...
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Ag Sec. Redding tours Skyline Pastures highlighting success of military veteran farmers

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs Brigadier General Maureen Weigl toured Skyline Pastures in Mohrsville, Berks County, a veteran-owned...

66-acre crop farm in Windsor Township saved from future residential or commercial development

The Shapiro Administration recently announced that Pennsylvania preserved 1,336 acres on 18 farms in 13 counties, forever protecting them from residential or commercial development....
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