National Agriculture Day – March 22, 2022

Happy National Agriculture Day to our farmers, drivers, scientists, veterinarians, food makers, manufacturers, and ALL OF YOU who enjoy eating at least 3 times per day! In Pennsylvania, 1 in 10 jobs supports our agriculture industry – – – 593,600 workers! There are 52,700 farms (according to 2017 data) on 7.3 million acres of farmland…. Read More >

Dairy Margin Coverage Deadline Extended to March 25

February 10, 2022

Dairy Margin Coverage Deadlines and Pandemic Assistance Payment Updates Today the USDA announced that they have extended the deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) and Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage (SDMC) for program year 2022. The deadline to apply for 2022 coverage is now March 25, 2022. DMC and SDMC signups opened in December 2021 to help dairy… Read More >

Becoming a “PA Preferred Farm”

February 8, 2022

The mission of PA Preferred is to create opportunities for Pennsylvanians to easily identify and purchase locally grown and processed items, which in turn benefits Pennsylvania’s farmers, agribusinesses, and economy. When consumers purchase products with the PA Preferred logo, they are directly supporting Pennsylvania farmers. Join Rodale Institute and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to… Read More >

Creameries Encouraged to Join 2022 PA Ice Cream Trail

The Center for Dairy Excellence, PA Preferred®, and the Pennsylvania Tourism Office are seeking creameries to participate in the 2022 Pennsylvania “Scooped” Ice Cream Trail program. Pennsylvania dairy farms that have a value-added ice cream component to their business are encouraged to join the program. The PA Ice Cream Trail was designed to increase consumer… Read More >

AgConnect 2022 Relaunch

AgConnect was a fortunate recipient of grant funds from the PA Department of Labor and Industry and Chester County Workforce Development Board to relaunch its industry partnership. Funds are available to support training new and existing employees. If you are interested in participating in AgConnect, please email us to receive meeting notifications and training fund… Read More >