The biggest challenge for understanding soil microbes — in addition to needing a microscope to look at them — is that this field of inquiry is still fairly new.
As a property owner in the small farming community of Lurgan Township, Doug Ketner admits that he has a lot to gain by leasing land to a proposed solar farm. But he just can’t overlook what could be lost. Read more
When livestock auctioneer Jim DeGaetano brought the gavel down Dec. 14 on the last of a lot of 1,087 hogs, he brought to an end what he said is the longest-running weekly graded feeder pig auction in the U.S. Read more
Vince Phillips, one of the Pennsylvania’s top agriculture lobbyists, retired at the end of 2020, capping a 31-year career that helped advance rural broadband for the Pennsylvania State Grange and pushed for legislative changes that were sometimes small but nonetheless valuable to farmers. Read more
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Traditionally held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, for health and safety reasons this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has planned a “virtual” Farm Show online, instead of in-person, since Pennsylvania residents continue to battle the CO… Read more
The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association has been serving its famous milkshakes in the Farm Show food court since 1954, and in doing so funding agricultural scholarships, youth programs and dairy education across the state. Read more
Whatever you think is wrong with the world, healthy soils could help fix it, according to a quartet of high-octane thinkers assembled for a discussion on the role soil science plays in peace and security on earth. Their discussion was part of a four-day virtual eco-ag conference sponsored by… Read more