Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture The department promotes the viability of farms, protects consumers, and safeguards the health of people, plants, animals and the environment.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is committed to a sustainable and safe supply of food and agricultural products in the commonwealth – from the farm to the table – and to being good stewards of the land and Pennsylvania’s natural resources. If you are looking for more information about the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, please visit agriculture.pa.gov

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Pennsylvania eggs - Whether you like it savory-style in an omelet or frittata, or baked into a gooey chocolate cake, thi...
06/03/2021

Pennsylvania eggs - Whether you like it savory-style in an omelet or frittata, or baked into a gooey chocolate cake, this superfood is recognized worldwide as one of the most well-rounded (no pun intended) foods out there. 🍳

No matter where you live in Pennsylvania, there is likely a farm nearby offering fresh, wholesome eggs from happy free-range chickens.

🥚 Check out these 10 fun facts you may not have known about eggs: https://buff.ly/2SNUju9

#PAPreferred

Pennsylvania eggs - Whether you like it savory-style in an omelet or frittata, or baked into a gooey chocolate cake, this superfood is recognized worldwide as one of the most well-rounded (no pun intended) foods out there. 🍳

No matter where you live in Pennsylvania, there is likely a farm nearby offering fresh, wholesome eggs from happy free-range chickens.

🥚 Check out these 10 fun facts you may not have known about eggs: https://buff.ly/2SNUju9

#PAPreferred

Homeowners: did you know that you can use a circle trap to eliminate large numbers of the destructive #SpottedLanternfly...
06/03/2021

Homeowners: did you know that you can use a circle trap to eliminate large numbers of the destructive #SpottedLanternfly without harming beneficial pollinators or small animals? And you can #DIY!

To preserve the health of the tree that you are trying to protect, avoid using nails or wounding the green, living tissue underneath the bark. Only set up traps on trees on your property or where you have permission to do so. Remember to remove all parts of the trap at the end of the season.

Follow along and let us know if you create your own circle trap to stop these #BadBugs!

Our team works a lot with the National Pesticide Information Center - check out their helpful FAQs about pesticide and w...
06/02/2021

Our team works a lot with the National Pesticide Information Center - check out their helpful FAQs about pesticide and what you should do before application to minimize exposure.

To increase the chances of corn being “chest high by the fourth of July”, pesticides may be used to protect the plant and help produce a high yield. What are the risks if you live nearby? Call us for more info or check out: http://npic.orst.edu/faq/nearbyapp.html

Some seniors have worked their whole lives to find themselves facing the choice between eating or paying for medical car...
06/02/2021

Some seniors have worked their whole lives to find themselves facing the choice between eating or paying for medical care. #SeniorFoodBox provides those in need with healthy, meal-ready groceries so they don’t have to make that choice.
Help #EndHunger and share with a senior in need.

Program info: https://buff.ly/2S3ziLE
Apply: https://buff.ly/3i2tUDs

Some seniors have worked their whole lives to find themselves facing the choice between eating or paying for medical care. #SeniorFoodBox provides those in need with healthy, meal-ready groceries so they don’t have to make that choice.
Help #EndHunger and share with a senior in need.

Program info: https://buff.ly/2S3ziLE
Apply: https://buff.ly/3i2tUDs

We step up and do the hard work to feed our community every day. Now it’s our turn for the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s step ...
06/01/2021

We step up and do the hard work to feed our community every day. Now it’s our turn for the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s step up and roll up our sleeves to protect ourselves, our community and the work we do that feeds our community and beyond. #SleevesUp2FeedPA.

📍 Find a provider: https://buff.ly/2LKSUw4

We step up and do the hard work to feed our community every day. Now it’s our turn for the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s step up and roll up our sleeves to protect ourselves, our community and the work we do that feeds our community and beyond. #SleevesUp2FeedPA.

📍 Find a provider: https://buff.ly/2LKSUw4

🐄 Pennsylvania cows don’t just give us products we love, they also generate over $600,000,000 in economic impact annuall...
06/01/2021

🐄 Pennsylvania cows don’t just give us products we love, they also generate over $600,000,000 in economic impact annually! That’s something we can all appreciate.

#WorldMilkDay #ChoosePADairy #DairyMonth

🐄 Pennsylvania cows don’t just give us products we love, they also generate over $600,000,000 in economic impact annually! That’s something we can all appreciate.

#WorldMilkDay #ChoosePADairy #DairyMonth

Looking for an exciting career? Already involved in the #forest products industry and want to learn about the latest equ...
05/31/2021

Looking for an exciting career? Already involved in the #forest products industry and want to learn about the latest equipment + advancements? Then you do not want to miss the PA Timber Show! 🌳

📅 When:
Friday, June 4: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

📌Where:
Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Rd.
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

👉Learn more: https://buff.ly/3vg6o9P
Can’t make it? Check out the Forest Careers site: https://buff.ly/34djzwq
#TimberStrongCareerExpo

Looking for an exciting career? Already involved in the #forest products industry and want to learn about the latest equipment + advancements? Then you do not want to miss the PA Timber Show! 🌳

📅 When:
Friday, June 4: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

📌Where:
Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Rd.
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

👉Learn more: https://buff.ly/3vg6o9P
Can’t make it? Check out the Forest Careers site: https://buff.ly/34djzwq
#TimberStrongCareerExpo

Pennsylvania needs to foster the next gen of #ag workers who will continue feeding PA + beyond. Children who enjoy anima...
05/31/2021

Pennsylvania needs to foster the next gen of #ag workers who will continue feeding PA + beyond. Children who enjoy animals + the outdoors could become first generation farmers, dairy herdsmen or a veterinarian. But there are so many opportunities, take an adventure & have fun!

Find an activity or learn about educational opportunities: https://buff.ly/34qTji3

Pennsylvania needs to foster the next gen of #ag workers who will continue feeding PA + beyond. Children who enjoy animals + the outdoors could become first generation farmers, dairy herdsmen or a veterinarian. But there are so many opportunities, take an adventure & have fun!

Find an activity or learn about educational opportunities: https://buff.ly/34qTji3

Did you know that this time of year, deer ticks are the size of a poppy seed?!Lyme Disease is the most common vector-bor...
05/30/2021

Did you know that this time of year, deer ticks are the size of a poppy seed?!

Lyme Disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, affecting thousands of Pennsylvanians each year.

Different types of ticks can even carry other diseases that can be harmful to humans.

Learn more: https://buff.ly/38xqyjX

#LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth

Did you know that this time of year, deer ticks are the size of a poppy seed?!

Lyme Disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, affecting thousands of Pennsylvanians each year.

Different types of ticks can even carry other diseases that can be harmful to humans.

Learn more: https://buff.ly/38xqyjX

#LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth

This #MemorialDay, many of us will enjoy the company of family in our homes, a BBQ, maybe even a picnic. While enjoying ...
05/29/2021

This #MemorialDay, many of us will enjoy the company of family in our homes, a BBQ, maybe even a picnic.

While enjoying Memorial Day is important, it is equally important to pause and remember the brave men and women of our armed forces who have fallen in service.

Their sacrifice allows us to celebrate this special day.

Let us honor their legacy and keep them alive in our thoughts and spirits.

Veterans in Agriculture: https://buff.ly/2T7gwDI

#HomegrownByHeroes #PAPreferred

This #MemorialDay, many of us will enjoy the company of family in our homes, a BBQ, maybe even a picnic.

While enjoying Memorial Day is important, it is equally important to pause and remember the brave men and women of our armed forces who have fallen in service.

Their sacrifice allows us to celebrate this special day.

Let us honor their legacy and keep them alive in our thoughts and spirits.

Veterans in Agriculture: https://buff.ly/2T7gwDI

#HomegrownByHeroes #PAPreferred

Want to learn more about the forest products industry? 🌳 Interested in a career or enhancing current business? Check out...
05/28/2021

Want to learn more about the forest products industry? 🌳 Interested in a career or enhancing current business? Check out the PA Timber Show!

📅 When:
Friday, June 4: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

📌Where:
Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Rd.
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Learn more: https://buff.ly/3vg6o9P

Can’t make it? Check out the Forest Careers site: https://buff.ly/34djzwq

Want to learn more about the forest products industry? 🌳 Interested in a career or enhancing current business? Check out the PA Timber Show!

📅 When:
Friday, June 4: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

📌Where:
Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Rd.
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Learn more: https://buff.ly/3vg6o9P

Can’t make it? Check out the Forest Careers site: https://buff.ly/34djzwq

Only about 50 percent of Pennsylvania’s approximately three million dogs are licensed. That’s about 1.5 million dogs in ...
05/28/2021

Only about 50 percent of Pennsylvania’s approximately three million dogs are licensed.

That’s about 1.5 million dogs in Pennsylvania with no ticket home if they get lost and no way to track down an owner if they would bite or attack a person or another animal.

Republican state Representative Jeff Wheeland joined Strathmeyer at the Lycoming County SPCA to highlight legislation that would increase licensure rates. Increasing the number of dogs licensed in PA would both help address the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement’s funding crisis and alleviate stress of dog-related incidents for local government.

The Lycoming County SPCA receives over 200 stray dogs in a year. Rarely do the dogs have a license tag to identify their owner.

The sale of dog licenses saves taxpayer dollars and dog owners collectively share in the well-being of dogs across the commonwealth and people who find a lost dog with a license on its collar are more likely to seek out the dog’s owner and recognize that the dog is not a stray, but someone’s valued pet.

#RaiseTheFeeForPAPups

🐾🦴 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3p0ztE3 | https://bit.ly/3vwO1h2

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $4 million for grants to support the devel...
05/28/2021
USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $4 million for grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Office) is accepting proposals for planning and innovation projects, and these grants are part of USDA’s broader efforts to support urban agriculture.

USDA will accept applications on Grants.gov until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 2021.

👉 https://bit.ly/3fU029K

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million for grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Office) is accept...

#MemorialDay weekend, #BeefMonth and #NationalBurgerDay – the perfect recipe of events, for a lesson in burger safety! T...
05/28/2021

#MemorialDay weekend, #BeefMonth and #NationalBurgerDay – the perfect recipe of events, for a lesson in burger safety! This grilling season, keep yourself, your family and your friends food-borne illness free!

🍔Brush up burger safety ➡ https://buff.ly/2Sg1KKs

#MemorialDay weekend, #BeefMonth and #NationalBurgerDay – the perfect recipe of events, for a lesson in burger safety! This grilling season, keep yourself, your family and your friends food-borne illness free!

🍔Brush up burger safety ➡ https://buff.ly/2Sg1KKs

You may have heard that the Cicada Brood X or 10 is about to emerge. Forty counties in PA are expecting to see at least ...
05/27/2021

You may have heard that the Cicada Brood X or 10 is about to emerge. Forty counties in PA are expecting to see at least some of the periodical cicadas this summer. Please remember:

❌Don’t use insecticide, it does more damage than good
✔️Cicadas do NOT bite or sting
✔️They do NOT carry diseases
✔️They are only around for a few weeks

👉Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wCKDBf

You may have heard that the Cicada Brood X or 10 is about to emerge. Forty counties in PA are expecting to see at least some of the periodical cicadas this summer. Please remember:

❌Don’t use insecticide, it does more damage than good
✔️Cicadas do NOT bite or sting
✔️They do NOT carry diseases
✔️They are only around for a few weeks

👉Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wCKDBf

Perhaps no one understands the word uncertainty better than the farmer. The one who puts nature in motion each season, p...
05/27/2021

Perhaps no one understands the word uncertainty better than the farmer.

The one who puts nature in motion each season, planting or calving, then responds to forces beyond control, such as weather and markets.

Your #MentalHealthMatters; take care of yourself.

PA mental wellness: https://buff.ly/3vZDqvH
National Farm Aid: https://buff.ly/3wtiA7r
PA Farm Bureau: https://buff.ly/3co6WU2

#FarmStateOfMind #MentalHealthMonth

Perhaps no one understands the word uncertainty better than the farmer.

The one who puts nature in motion each season, planting or calving, then responds to forces beyond control, such as weather and markets.

Your #MentalHealthMatters; take care of yourself.

PA mental wellness: https://buff.ly/3vZDqvH
National Farm Aid: https://buff.ly/3wtiA7r
PA Farm Bureau: https://buff.ly/3co6WU2

#FarmStateOfMind #MentalHealthMonth

Step up to protect our herd.Our family. Our friends. Our farmhands and the entire agricultural community we’re a part of...
05/26/2021

Step up to protect our herd.

Our family. Our friends. Our farmhands and the entire agricultural community we’re a part of that sustains life in PA and beyond. #SleevesUp4Ag 💪

➡️ Find a provider: https://buff.ly/2LKSUw4

Step up to protect our herd.

Our family. Our friends. Our farmhands and the entire agricultural community we’re a part of that sustains life in PA and beyond. #SleevesUp4Ag 💪

➡️ Find a provider: https://buff.ly/2LKSUw4

Look familiar? #SpottedLanternfly hatching season is here.As the first instars of spotted lanternfly hatch from eggs, th...
05/26/2021

Look familiar? #SpottedLanternfly hatching season is here.

As the first instars of spotted lanternfly hatch from eggs, they instantly seek tender plant tissue to feed. 🍃

During the nymph stage, tree banding is the most effective method to capture and kill spotted lanternfly. It’s a non-toxic, inexpensive technique that can be used on any tree.

👓 We need every Pennsylvanian to keep their eyes peeled for this bad bug; we can’t let our guard down.

Learn more: https://buff.ly/2DJuW3Y

Look familiar? #SpottedLanternfly hatching season is here.

As the first instars of spotted lanternfly hatch from eggs, they instantly seek tender plant tissue to feed. 🍃

During the nymph stage, tree banding is the most effective method to capture and kill spotted lanternfly. It’s a non-toxic, inexpensive technique that can be used on any tree.

👓 We need every Pennsylvanian to keep their eyes peeled for this bad bug; we can’t let our guard down.

Learn more: https://buff.ly/2DJuW3Y

No matter your situation, you should never go hungry. We want #GoodFoodforAll and to #EndHunger, but we can’t do that if...
05/25/2021

No matter your situation, you should never go hungry. We want #GoodFoodforAll and to #EndHunger, but we can’t do that if you’re hesitant to ask for help. You’ve worked your entire life and supported your family and community. Let us return the favor.

Please join the #SeniorFoodBox program and let us help you make a home cooked meal: https://buff.ly/2S3ziLE

No matter your situation, you should never go hungry. We want #GoodFoodforAll and to #EndHunger, but we can’t do that if you’re hesitant to ask for help. You’ve worked your entire life and supported your family and community. Let us return the favor.

Please join the #SeniorFoodBox program and let us help you make a home cooked meal: https://buff.ly/2S3ziLE

📆 Mark your calendars! June 4 – June 5 for the PA Timber Show! Our PA WoodMobile will be there and there will be somethi...
05/25/2021

📆 Mark your calendars! June 4 – June 5 for the PA Timber Show!

Our PA WoodMobile will be there and there will be something for everyone! Learn about the latest tech, find a career in the forest products industry, shop for goods + more! #TimberStrongCareerExpo 🌳

➡️ Learn more & plan your visit: https://agsci.psu.edu/timber

Can’t make it? Check out the Forest Careers site: www.paforestcareers.com

📆 Mark your calendars! June 4 – June 5 for the PA Timber Show!

Our PA WoodMobile will be there and there will be something for everyone! Learn about the latest tech, find a career in the forest products industry, shop for goods + more! #TimberStrongCareerExpo 🌳

➡️ Learn more & plan your visit: https://agsci.psu.edu/timber

Can’t make it? Check out the Forest Careers site: www.paforestcareers.com

FACT: No matter where you are in Pennsylvania, you’re less than one hour’s drive from at least one winery. 🍷Learn more a...
05/25/2021

FACT: No matter where you are in Pennsylvania, you’re less than one hour’s drive from at least one winery. 🍷

Learn more about PA wines: https://buff.ly/2UMQdyP

#PAPreferred #NationalWineDay

FACT: No matter where you are in Pennsylvania, you’re less than one hour’s drive from at least one winery. 🍷

Learn more about PA wines: https://buff.ly/2UMQdyP

#PAPreferred #NationalWineDay

The FCC’s new Emergency Broadband Benefit is now OPEN to help families struggling to afford Internet service during the ...
05/24/2021

The FCC’s new Emergency Broadband Benefit is now OPEN to help families struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a broadband connection is essential for households to gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

Visit https://buff.ly/3dL6775 to learn more and check your eligibility.

The FCC’s new Emergency Broadband Benefit is now OPEN to help families struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a broadband connection is essential for households to gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

Visit https://buff.ly/3dL6775 to learn more and check your eligibility.

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Pennsylvania: - Grows Safe, Nutritious and Affordable Food for Pennsylvania and the World - Preserves Farmland and Conserves Natural Resources for Future Generations - Improves Water and Air Quality through Nutrient Management - Maximizes Technology and Innovation to Grow the Economy - Educates People to be Life-long Learners

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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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(717) 787-4737

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is committed to a sustainable and safe supply of food and agricultural products in the commonwealth – from the farm to the table – and to being good stewards of the land and Pennsylvania’s natural resources. The department promotes the viability of farms, protects consumers, and safeguards the health of people, plants, animals and the environment. If you are looking for more information about the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, please visit agriculture.pa.gov

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It’s not just about making your pet pretty! We need our grooming salons to open up for business!
Spotted two white moths in my house in Chadds Ford. Researched and found they are destructive. They have white and black banded legs. Does anyone have information on this type of moth?