As Pennsylvania works to mitigate the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Wolf Administration has made it a priority to address food insecurity in the commonwealth by protecting our local supply chain, advocating for necessary waivers and resources, and ensuring equal access to healthy food for all.
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to keep meat and poultry processing facilities open during the COVID-19 national emergency.
Dairy Farmers of America is implementing a base excess program that could prompt Northeastern farmers to cut production. Starting in May, the co-op will only pay full value for 85% of the volume of milk that farmers produced in March.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has reported the first confirmed spotted lanternfly hatch of the year. The first-instar nymph was located by a USDA employee Monday in the University City section of western Philadelphia, near the University of Pennsylvania/Drexel University.
Farm auctions have been left with few options as social distancing guidelines related to COVID-19 have forced the cancellation of just about any event that attracts large gatherings of people.
Fair organizers across the Northeast are facing tough choices about whether to hold their signature events this summer. Large gatherings have been disallowed for a month or more, and it’s anyone’s guess if those rules will be lifted by the time individual fairs had hoped to hand out their blue ribbons.
Snider's Elevator is located close to the Maryland border and is popular with Maryland farmers.