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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Top Farming Stories This Week

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Pandemic Looms Over Pennsylvania Ag Department Budget Talks

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The Pennsylvania Ag Department recent budget hearing featured questions and pushback from representatives on how the department was navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on farming. Read more

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Ambitious Conservation Program Covers Total Costs for Farmland Improvements

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is offering grant money to farmers that will cover the complete costs of installing riparian buffers and other conservation efforts.   Read more

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Start Now for Pest Management in Vegetable Transplants

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Get ahead of the game by taking these proactive steps toward managing pests in your vegetable transplant production. Read more

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Garden Centers Expect Vegetable Plants to Sell Well in 2021

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As COVID-19 disrupted supply chains and closed entertainment venues, many consumers turned to gardening, leading to a boom in business for garden centers. Read more

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Pennsylvania Streamlining African Swine Fever Response Plans

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Pennsylvania officials are proactively working toward establishing response measures to be used in the case of an African swine fever outbreak. Read more

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Dairy Groups: Stand Pat on State Premium

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Dairy organizations plan to advise the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board to keep its current over-order premium at $1 per hundredweight. Read more