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Barns of the Susquehanna Valley

By Fred Vigeant

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Report finds poultry farming sends more pollution to Chesapeake Bay than previously thought

The Environmental Integrity Project’s analysis estimates that about 1 million more pounds of nitrogen pollution are entering the Chesapeake Bay each year from the poultry industry than state and federal cleanup programs estimate.  

By Rachel McDevitt

Wolf Administration outlines steps to ensure food security during pandemic

Because of the business shutdown order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, hundreds of thousands of people are seeking food assistance for the first time.  

By Rachel McDevitt

Farming is essential during the pandemic, but a far cry from business as usual

Though farming and food production are essential businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown, restrictions aimed at curtailing the virus’s spread upended the food economy. 

By Rachel McDevitt

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Explore the life of 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, who tried to solve world hunger
By Fred Vigeant

Coronavirus pandemic threatens Pa.’s already vulnerable dairy farms

The coronavirus pandemic hit just as many in the business felt their fortunes were finally beginning to turn.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive