Submitted Article Rep. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) announced today the PA Agricultural Business Development Center has boosted funding by $200,000 to meet demand for Farm Vitality Planning Grants. The grants fund strategic business planning to expand, diversify or transition ownership of farms to the next generation. “Farms encompass such a largeContinue Reading

Submitted Article Dear Editor, Thanks to Sherry Bunting, a reporter for the Farmshine newspaper, some have become aware of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public comment period that comes to an end on February 16, 2023, concerning “Food Labeling: Nutrient Content Claims; Definition of the Term ‘Healthy’” (Proposed Rule).Continue Reading

Submitted Article Pennsylvania farmers can get the latest advice on taking care of their livestock through a toll-free hotline operated by Penn State Extension. The hotline, 1-888-655-2407, provides information on dairy, beef, sheep, goats, equine and poultry. Callers can choose the livestock category that they are interested in learning about,Continue Reading

The Penn State Extension Program will conduct a ‘From Cash Records to Cost of Production’ Webinar on Jan. 11, 2021. By Michal Lunak, Dairy Educator, Penn State Extension Cost of production (COP) per unit is the best way to summarize financial information about a farm enterprise. Cost of production perContinue Reading

Submitted by FWU president Tina Carlin Farm Women United (FWU), a grass-roots association organized by farm women fed up with decades of being ignored and silenced by the powerful, global, corporate politico-industry “special interests” currently controlling this nation’s agricultural policies, announced their denunciation of the 2018 Farm Bill, which passedContinue Reading

Submitted Article and Photo The Bradford County Agricultural Land Preservation (BCALP) Board is excited to announce the preservation of a 243-acre crop farm in Athens and Ridgebury townships. Located on the bank of the Chemung River, the French Farm (above) is surrounded by gravel businesses and received numerous offers toContinue Reading

Submitted Article / Map by Google Penn State Extension presents Generation Next: Upcoming Calf and Heifer Workshop. With today’s struggling dairy economy, producers benefit from getting calves and heifers off to a good start. To help with understanding best management and nutrition for the next generation on a dairy farm,Continue Reading

Submitted Story The Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) will be hosting a pond construction workshop at the Stoll Natural Resource Center in Wysox on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm. Please join us as BCCD staff cover permits and regulations involved with constructing a pond. Staff willContinue Reading

By Rick Hiduk A Management Action Plan for Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) gathered steam last week, as consultants from Peter J. Smith & Company met with a wide cross section of residents from Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties who are concerned about balancing heritage and progress in theContinue Reading