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Aug 19, 2014, 10:12 ET

Agriculture Secretary Urges Public to Help Keep Foreign Beetle from Entering Pennsylvania

Agriculture Secretary George Greig today encouraged Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and...

Aug 15, 2014, 16:20 ET

Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Honors Two Longstanding Farm Families

Agriculture Secretary George Greig recognized two Pennsylvania farm families for their longstanding contributions to Pennsylvania's agriculture...

Jul 30, 2014, 14:30 ET

Pennsylvania Helps State and National Researchers Combat Chronic Wasting Disease

Seven deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease are providing researchers with valuable samples and insights on combating the deadly...

Jul 25, 2014, 14:04 ET

Pennsylvania to Host the Nation's Top Horses for $450,000 Adios Race in Suburban Pittsburgh

 The world's hottest harness racing action returns to Pennsylvania Saturday, July 26, with the 48th Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:29 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Announces Groundbreaking Pilot Program to Distribute Milk through Local Food Banks

Agriculture Secretary George Greig announced today Pennsylvanians will be able to access milk at food banks in 27 counties through an innovative...

Jun 13, 2014, 16:23 ET

Pennsylvania Adds 26 Farms, More Than 2,000 Acres to Preservation Program

The Agricultural Land Preservation Board announces Pennsylvania is adding 2,014 additional acres on 26 farms in 14 counties to the state's...

Apr 18, 2014, 14:30 ET

Pennsylvania Agriculture Department Warns Consumers to Discard Raw Milk from Snyder County Dairy

Consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy, 1450 Tittle Road, Middleburg, should discard it immediately due to possible Listeria...

Apr 17, 2014, 13:00 ET

Pennsylvania Adds 28 Farms, Nearly 2,800 Acres to Preservation Program

Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,778 additional acres on 28 farms in 13 counties through the state's...

Apr 08, 2014, 16:00 ET

Deer from Western Pennsylvania Farm Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

A Jefferson County deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today, marking the...

Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 ET

Agriculture Secretary of Pennsylvania Recognizes Farmers' Contributions to State's Economy, Environment at Juniata County Dairy Farm

Agriculture Secretary George Greig today recognized the innovation of Pennsylvania farmers during a tour of Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Juniata...

Feb 19, 2014, 15:15 ET

Pennsylvania Adds 26 Farms, Nearly 2,400 Acres to Preservation Program

Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,359 additional acres on 26 farms in 13 counties through the state's...

Feb 05, 2014, 15:20 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett's Budget Proposal Increases Investment in Agriculture

Agriculture Department Would Receive Vital Funding Boost for Research, Protecting Pennsylvanians Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget...

Jan 27, 2014, 16:19 ET

Dauphin County Teen to Reign as 2014 Pennsylvania Fair Queen

Elizabethtown Fair Queen Lia Schmittel of Middletown, Dauphin County, was crowned the 2014 Pennsylvania Fair Queen on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the...

Jan 21, 2014, 13:19 ET

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Names Kristen Donmoyer as Dog Law Director

 Agriculture Secretary George Greig today named Kristen Donmoyer of Lebanon County as director of the Dog Law Enforcement Office. Donmoyer has...

Jan 03, 2014, 17:20 ET

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Warns Low Temperatures Can Cause Cold Stress in Livestock, Pets

With extreme cold temperatures across the state, Agriculture Secretary George Greig today cautioned livestock and pet owners to take measures to...

Jan 02, 2014, 15:39 ET
2014 Farm Show Butter Sculpture revealed Copyright: Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association.  (PRNewsFoto/Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)

1,000-Pound Butter Sculpture Revealed - Video & Photo Now Available

A sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter was unveiled today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the...

Jan 02, 2014, 11:15 ET

1,000-Pound Butter Sculpture Commemorates 60 Years of Milkshakes Unveiled at 2014 PA Farm Show

A sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter was unveiled today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the...

Dec 31, 2013, 14:00 ET

Submit Snapshots of 2014 Farm Show for Chance at VIP Parking and Cash

Visitors to the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show can enter their photographs from this year's show in the annual photo contest and win prizes. "Each...

Dec 18, 2013, 11:45 ET

PA Farm Show Hosts Celebrity Chefs, Showcases PA Preferred™ Ingredients

Culinary Connection Stage to Feature Live Demos, Local Personalities  An all-star lineup of chefs and local celebrities will entertain...

Dec 12, 2013, 13:44 ET

Pennsylvania Adds More Than 40 Farms and 4,000 Acres to Nation-Leading Farm Preservation Program

Program Surpasses 4,500 Preserved Farms Milestone Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 4,181 additional acres...