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Monday, March 20th, 2023

Top Farming Stories This Week


Pennsylvania Senator Moves to Change Deer Season Opener Back to Monday

Citing detriment to businesses and tradition, state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, intends to introduce legislation to permanently move the opening day of deer season back to the Monday after Thanksgiving. Read more


Governor Shapiro Backs Pennsylvania’s Fairlife Bid

Gov. Josh Shapiro's support is the latest step in a yearslong effort to attract new dairy processing to the state. Read more


How Selling a Dairy Farm Led to a Music Career

Music and dairy farming have both taken center stage throughout Jeff Corle’s life. So when the difficult time came to sell his cows, turning to songwriting to process his emotions was a natural choice. Read more


Pennsylvania Quarantines 200 Farms for Avian Flu Testing

A wave of farms in the live bird market system have tested positive for avian influenza in recent weeks, and others have tried to manage sick birds on the farm without reporting them to the state, State Veterinarian Kevin Brightbill said. Read more


Dairy Industry Speaks Out Against Planned Cuts to WIC Milk Benefits

Dairy groups are opposing a federal plan to reduce WIC milk benefits. USDA says it plans to adjust benefits so the program can remain true to its mission of providing only a part of beneficiaries’ food needs. Read more


Field Slaughter Considered More Humane Option for Bison

Slaughtering bison in the field can improve animal welfare and meat quality. It is overseen through voluntary USDA inspection. Read more