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Problems Mount for Christmas Tree Growers: Disease, Drought, Deer Add to High Input Costs

Christmas trees may go up in price this year due to several problems plaguing farmers, including this summer's drought conditions and diseases like Swiss needle cast and Phytophthora root rot. Read more

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Livestock Diseases Could Cause the Next Pandemic. How Can We Stop Them?

Some 60% of human pathogens are zoonotic, meaning they jump from animals to humans. A new report Council for Agricultural Science and Technology lays out steps for countries to prepare. Read more

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Portion of PA Farm Bill Money to Go to Vet-Owned Ag Businesses

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The Department of Agriculture has awarded $200,000 to two veterans’ service organizations to oversee the distribution of the funds to for-profit agriculture businesses owned and operated by veterans. Read more

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Penn State to Launch Animal Ag Apprenticeship in 2023

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Penn State will start the Animal Science Apprenticeship Program in the spring. It will train people for careers at integrated swine farms, large dairy farms and egg-processing operations. Read more

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A Tale of Two Turkey Farmers: How Turkey Farms Get Ready for Thanksgiving

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Two turkey farmers explain how they raise their Thanksgiving birds for retail and wholesale. Read more

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7 Unique Christmas Gifts for Farmers

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If you’re struggling to find a Christmas gift to buy, check out these seven gift ideas perfect for farmers. Read more