tag | agriculture

Climate change threatens Pa.’s farmers. How growers treat their soil could help them adapt — and benefit the rest of us, too

Some advocates look to so-called “regenerative agriculture” as a big part of mitigating the effects of climate change. For farmers, it might just be good business.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. Farm Show cancels butter sculpture, citing COVID-19 concerns

State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said COVID-19 made the event too risky for the sculptors, the Farm Show staff and those involved in recording and broadcasting the event.

By The Associated Press

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Barns of the Susquehanna Valley

By Fred Vigeant

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