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New Farmers.gov Feature Enables USDA Customers to Manage Farm Loans Online
May 4, 2019
Do you have farm loans through USDA? If so, USDA’s Farm Service Agency has launched a new feature that enables you to login to view farm loan information, history, and payments through farmers.gov, USDA’s new information and self-service website available to agricultural producers.
Agriculture and Forestry: 5 Ways Agroforestry Can Work for You and Your Land
May 4, 2019
Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees or shrubs with crop and animal production. It mixes agriculture and forestry practices to support profitable and sustainable farms, ranches, and woodlands. USDA offers a range of resources to support agroforestry across your working land.
A soil probe and bucket make soil testing much easier and sampling more uniform. Photo Credit: Justin Brackenrich, Penn State Extension.
Soil Health and Soil Testing - Making Sense of the Data
May 4, 2019
We all know that healthier soil equates to greater vitality, resilience and productivity, no matter what we're growing or raising on our land. But how do we figure out what our soil needs, and what techniques are best for improving soil health?
Are buyers willing to forgo quality for locally grown?
May 4, 2019
West Coast farms produce more than 90 percent of the broccoli consumed in the United States. Because of this, in 2010, Cornell University-with funding from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the Specialty Crops Research Initiative-began The Eastern Broccoli Project in an effort to create a high quality, year-round supply of Eastern-grown broccoli.
Quarantine aims to stop spread of spotted lanternfly
May 4, 2019
DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. — The first spotted lanternfly sighting occurred approximately five years ago, and they are now so widespread the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is enforcing strong, but necessary, measures with the hope of containing this destructive bug.
Seven Habits of Successful Farmers
May 4, 2019
Wondering how you can do what you love with less stress and more financial security? Consultant Julia Shanks shares her agriculturally focused take on seven popular business management techniques to help you get your farm business running as smoothly as possible.
Extension offers spotted lanternfly permit training
April 22, 2019
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Penn State Extension, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will hold a live-streamed Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 25 at the Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA.