Philip Gruber


Phil Gruber is the news editor at Lancaster Farming. He can be reached at 717-721-4427 or Follow him @PhilLancFarming on Twitter.

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The most obvious source of funding for non-rural constituents was the PA Farm Bill’s urban ag grant program. In the program’s first year, the state awarded 28 grants totaling $500,000.

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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.

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Addison, Alyssa and Alexandria Neff would normally compete in roughly half a dozen contests at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, but all of their customary competitions have been canceled for 2021 with the show shifting to a virtual format.

As Joe Biden prepares to assume the presidency, the best thing farmers can do for themselves is make friends with elected Democrats.

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