Agriculture

$8 Million Invested to Protect 2,250 Acres on 28 Pennsylvania Farms...

Pennsylvania will purchase development rights for 2,250 acres on 28 farms in 15 counties, forever protecting them from residential or commercial development. The farms,...

Agriculture Secretary Announces $3.6 Million Available for Ag and Conservation Research

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, Chester County, for a first-hand look at research measuring the effects of farming practices that...

Plants + Pints Returns to Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, Sunday April...

Plants + Pints Harrisburg will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg. Plants +...

$4.8 Million Available to Strengthen Pennsylvania’s Local Food Supply Chain

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding invited applications for $4.8 million in federally funded grants to purchase equipment needed to strengthen the middle of the food supply...

Agriculture Department Adds Greene County to Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that Greene County is now among 52 Pennsylvania counties quarantined due to confirmed populations of the invasive pest spotted...

First Lady and Agriculture Secretary Celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week

In recognition of National Farmworkers Awareness Week, First Lady Lori Shapiro and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited Quality Greenhouses to meet with farmworkers and discuss their crucial role...

New Fertilizer Law in Pennsylvania Designed to Protect the Environment

Pennsylvania’s Agriculture Secretary, Russell Redding joined members of the General Assembly, associations and businesses at Cashman’s Hardware Store in Adams County to promote Pennsylvania’s updated...

Agriculture Secretary Goes Back to School to Inspire Students During Ag...

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding celebrated Ag Literacy Week, reading to second-graders at Avon Grove Charter School in Landenberg, Chester County and touring the school farm,...

Governor, Agriculture Secretary Celebrate MDVA’s First Dairy Processing Facility in Pennsylvania

Governor Josh Shapiro and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced that Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association has purchased the HP Hood milk manufacturing plant in the City...

$460,000 in PA Farm Bill Grants Available for High Priority Specialty...

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has invited proposals for $460,000 in 2024 Commonwealth Specialty Crop Block Grants to stimulate market growth or boost the competitive position for high-priority...