Beef producers have an opportunity to buy some of the best genetics in the northeast during a cattle sale at Pennsylvania’s Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, Friday, March 31, at noon.
On January 26, the Standardbred Advisory Board of the State Horse Racing Commission announced changes to the 2017 Pennsylvania Fair Stakes.
Three more townships are now part of the 74 municipalities across six Pennsylvania counties that are quarantined due to the presence of the invasive insect Spotted Lanternfly.
Harrisburg, PA - The State Horse Racing Commission today voted to begin accepting applications for Pennsylvania’s sole remaining Standardbred pari-mutuel racetrack license. Applicants will have 120 days, beginning February 15, 2017 and closing on June 14, 2017, to file an application with the Commission.
Butler Fair Queen Madeline McEachin, 18, of West Sunbury, Butler County, was crowned as the 2017 Pennsylvania Fair Queen on Saturday, January 21, at the annual joint convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs and Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Association.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will accept proposals through February 23 for projects that increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state’s fruit and vegetable, nursery, horticultural and nut products.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced today that a captive deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania. This is the first new case in a captive deer farm since 2014.
A new 25-member advisory board consisting of executive leaders representing the breadth of Pennsylvania’s agriculture sector and industries on which it depends – from the field to the point of retail sale – met today to chart a course for how the commonwealth can remove barriers to economic growth in the state’s food and fiber industries.
Harrisburg, PA - The future for agriculture is quite bright, according to Secretary Russell Redding, who shared insights into the state of agriculture at Public Officials Day at the 101st Farm Show. Pennsylvania’s diverse combination of agricultural products, producers, and partnerships bring strength to the state’s leading enterprise.
After 100 years, the tradition runs deep, but the venue was new and the focus on the future for today's opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Future agriculture leaders and young people representing the state’s major commodity products joined Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Bob Casey, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, and State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
A sculpture paying tribute to the history of environmental stewardship by dairy farmers, and crafted from more than 1,000 pounds of butter, was unveiled today at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Harrisburg, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards encouraged drivers headed to the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show to visit 511PA.com for up-to-the-minute travel information.
Harrisburg, PA - Join the PA Department of Agriculture for a taste of PA-produced food and beverages at the PA Preferred™ Reception on Friday, January 6.
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today advised consumers who purchased certain batches of raw milk cheese from Stone Meadow Farm in Centre County to discard the cheese immediately or contact the manufacturer.
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary Russell Redding today announced that the Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to plan activities for Veterans, Military and their Families Day on Thursday, January 12, as a part of the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Harrisburg, PA - Looking back on 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said the commonwealth has taken great strides to create an environment where the state’s food and fiber industries can grow, thrive and compete locally, nationally and globally.
Harrisburg, PA - Following the launch of Pennsylvania’s new Industrial Hemp Pilot Research Program earlier this month, state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced a cost-sharing program for the 2017 growing season that supports projects contributing toward a better understanding of what could be a promising new crop for farmers.
Harrisburg, PA - Veterinarians at Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture have confirmed that almost a dozen cats that may have been exposed to an avian-type influenza virus in New York City shelters have been placed in special quarantine in one of three animal shelters in Chester County.
Antique farm equipment enthusiasts will have the opportunity to display their vintage iron during the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg next month and showcase the technological advancements in Pennsylvania agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today reminded dog owners to license their dogs by January 1 to give them the gift of security. State law require dogs to be licensed, and licenses protect your pets if they get lost.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today reminded horsemen to register their stallions for the 2017 state breeding season before the February 1, 2017 deadline. Additionally, owners who wish to register their broodmares for the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Fund Award program must have their horses registered as “PA-residents” by February 15, 2017, to ensure those mares’ foals are eligible for the awards.
In 2017, for the first time, the Pennsylvania Farm Show will begin each day with a talented young singer in the spotlight performing the national anthem live. Today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding invited Pennsylvanians who are under 21 years old to enter a Star-Spangled Sing-off via Facebook to determine which young singer will win the honor of singing each morning. The contest runs from Wednesday, Dec. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 18.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania will host organic farmers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to learn from internationally renowned organic and sustainable agriculture experts at the third annual Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms Conference Dec. 13 and 14 in Harrisburg, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today. The original registration deadline was extended through Dec. 5.
Pennsylvania is one step closer to reintroducing industrial hemp to the Keystone State as the Department of Agriculture today released the application and guidelines to conduct pilot research projects that will help to determine opportunities for its growth, cultivation and marketing.
Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 15 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2017 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program.
The discovery of the Spotted Lanternfly in 25 additional municipalities across southeastern Pennsylvania is cause for vigilance, but not alarm, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding, who emphasized the importance of citizen engagement in the ongoing effort to contain and eradicate this invasive species.
After 25 years, a statewide program that works to distribute donated venison to food banks and food assistance centers marked a 2016 milestone as Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) celebrated the donation of its one-millionth pound of meat during an event today at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
Nine projects aimed at improving the state agriculture industry’s understanding of pressing challenges and promising opportunities will benefit from more than $600,000 in research grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Secretary Russell Redding announced today.
Harrisburg, PA - Twenty-one Pennsylvania projects will strengthen the state’s specialty crop industries through research, education, and marketing with nearly $925,000 in federal grants, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding announced today.
Harrisburg, PA - Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission’s continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its oversight of the state’s racing industry.