More than $150,000 raised to help fight hunger and provide fresh milk to the hungry in 27 PA counties

Every $1 donated = 8 servings of milk

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvanians enjoyed legendary Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association Farm Show milkshakes while donating to a great cause, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s “Fill a Glass with Hope Campaign” to provide fresh milk to the hungry. More than $150,000 was announced from the six-month fundraising campaign during a special “Dairy Month Reveal Event” held at the State Capitol. PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding joined the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, PennAg Industries Association, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and donors in celebrating this milestone for one of the first-of-its-kind Fresh Milk Programs in the country. [Read more…]

Ag Committee discusses milk pricing, producer payments

CM-DY-1-AG-COMMITTEE-Causer1HARRISBURG, PA — The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), held an informational meeting recently to discuss legislation designed to bring transparency to the payment of certain state-mandated premiums to Pennsylvania milk producers. [Read more…]

Beef tour attracts large crowd to Franklin County

CM-BF-2-BEEF-TOUR-021by Dee Shore, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

More than 110 people came out to a Cooperative Extension beef tour that’s become a summer tradition in the North Carolina’s Piedmont. Held in southern Franklin County this year, the Five-County Beef Tour took visitors to farms representing the diversified nature of North Carolina cattle operations. [Read more…]

Milk prices

by Katie Navarra

Dairy producers received record prices for their products in 2014. Average pricing for the year within the Northeast Order Uniform Price (UP) at the Boston, MA Zone averaged out at $24.28 per cwt, the highest price paid over a 10 year period ranging lasting from 2004-2013. [Read more…]

What does OSHA have to do with agriculture?

CEW-MR-osha1by Steve Wagner

Government regulatory over-reach is rapidly becoming the norm — randomly challenged at best, it encourages more paperwork and, yes, more unnecessary regulations. One example is WOTUS (Waters of the United States). As this worst-case scenario slowly but surely finds legs, we can almost hear the hypothetical groaning. [Read more…]