Category : Industry News

There are many online resources and books from which prospective farmers can learn about their intended areas of expertise. However, sometimes the best education can be had from firsthand sources and experts. That’s why people considering careers in agriculture should be sure to check out the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg this January. The show. Read More »

The First State is rife with holiday gift ideas that were locally grown and produced, according to a press release. The Delaware Department of Agriculture presents the Delaware 2012 Value Added Food Guide, which holds delectable items like ales, beers and wines. Baked goods are available as is ice cream, jams and jellies. Consumers can. Read More »

Randomly selected Pennsylvania farms will be visited by federal representatives probing conservation and farming practices’ impact on the Chesapeake Bay watershed, according to The Reading Eagle. The visits are part of a larger effort in the region as more than 1,500 farms in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia and West Virginia also will receive the. Read More »

The board of the Virginia Farm Bureau voted to tap the owner and operator of a poultry farm as a member, according to a published report. Robert Mills Jr. of Briar View Farms Poultry was elected to a three-year term on Thursday, during the bureau’s 2011 annual convention in Norfolk, reports. The co-owner of. Read More »

A north central West Virginia county is working with the state to develop the economy and boost the state’s economy, according to the State Journal. A study detailing how to generate enough common agriculture products to supply the state’s demand is due for release early next year. The study is commissioned by the Food &. Read More »

The widespread popularity of farmers markets in the U.S. has focused attention on the U.S. Agriculture Department’s use of the word “organic,” USA Today reports. Northern Virginia farmer Hana Newcomb told the publication she never has used any pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals, going back to well before the federal government first regulated the word. Read More »

While most people get into farming because they’re interested in growing produce or raising livestock, there are many other considerations they have to make. After all – applying for a farm land loan means that a person will be attempting to buy a large tract of land. The responsibility of that kind of ownership can. Read More »

Thursday is the first day of Virginia Christmas Tree Month, per the declaration of Governor Robert F. McDonnell. According to a press release from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the governor and first lady of Virginia are observing the 150th commemoration of the Civil War with their decorations of the Executive Mansion.. Read More »

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is making it easier than ever for agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 20 counties statewide to safely discard pesticides, according to a press release. The 2012 options for CHEMSWEEP this year will differ from last year. The effort is especially necessary because pesticide products often are discontinued or phased. Read More »

Farmers’ markets in Delaware had a 2011 season to remember by grossing $1.8 million in sales, a $400,000 increase over sales for last year, according to a press release. The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced this past season’s increase marks a sixth consecutive increase in annual sales at the end of a season. Jack Markell,. Read More »