(NEW YORK) -- The industry that overwhelmingly uses the most water resources in the West does so for good reason: to provide sustenance for the rest of the country. Globally, the agriculture sector uses 70% of all freshwater withdrawals. In California, that number is ever... Read More.
Harrisburg - Leaders from seven state agencies highlighted the importance of protecting native species, which are critical to protecting our natural resources, at a stream restoration site at Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission headquarters. Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed the first Pennsylvania Native Species Day. The... Read More.
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s military veterans can receive up to $10,000 in grants to be used for farm and related business start-ups and expansion. The state’s Agriculture Secretary, Russell Redding, is inviting veterans’ services, agricultural and other organizations to apply for funding to deliver those grants... Read More.
Clearfield - In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging will distribute vouchers for the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Eligible Seniors can receive $24 in checks to buy fresh produce at certified Farmers Markets and Roadside stands. Residents of... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that the department has lifted a quarantine in place since August 2014, because Thousand Cankers Disease no longer threatens Pennsylvania's black walnut trees. Pennsylvania leads the nation in production and exports of hardwood lumber, and the disease... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and Pennsylvania State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill to meet Santa and his nine reindeer at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane to announce that the reindeer have received a clean bill of health... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding encouraged Pennsylvanians to fulfill their Thanksgiving grocery list by shopping locally this holiday season. Buying local, Pennsylvania products supports Pennsylvania's nearly 53,000 family farms and supports jobs and the economy right where you live. "As we share in... Read More.
(PAUMA VALLEY, Calif.) -- The key to helping curb greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture industry may be hidden just beneath the surface. While in the past century farming has transformed to be faster and on a larger scale, the newfound efficiency came at a cost... Read More.
Pennsylvania – On this Veterans Day, Pennsylvania is highlighting how after veterans come home from their service, some of them are choosing to go into farming and other agricultural fields. Since 2015, Pennsylvania has invested more than $3 million to support the commonwealth's farmer-veterans who... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – How are agriculture and transportation related? Pennsylvania official took a moment to remind the public about how important smaller, more rural roads are, especially since they are frequently used by farmers and other agriculture-related motorists. The secretaries from the state Departments of... Read More.