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Western Pa. elementary school wins national award for ag literacy
CAPS was selected for its innovative effort to use an agricultural focus to expand student learning and meet the needs of the whole child, according to a release from the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, which nominated the program for the award.
Challenges in rural healthcare discussed by Pa. legislators
If rural hospitals like the ones Dr. Beth Piccione oversees in Lawrence and Mercer counties aren’t supported, vulnerable people won’t be just inconvenienced, “they’ll be in dire straits.”
Redding confirmed to serve again as Pennsylvania ag secretary
The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed Russell Redding to serve as Pennsylvania’s 27th Secretary of Agriculture on May 10.
Are higher bonds the way to fix the abandoned oil and...
Unplugged orphan and abandoned wells are a problem in Pennsylvania that should be fixed. Everyone agrees on that. How this problem should be solved continues to be debated.
Bird flu outbreak enters second year in Pennsylvania
Since the first positive case of HPAI in Pennsylvania, more than 4.6 million birds have been killed as a result of the bird flu.
Shapiro administration invests $5 million to protect farms and acreage
The Shapiro Administration announced that Pennsylvania protected 2,038 acres on 22 farms in 13 counties from future residential or commercial development.
Western Pa. teen is Pennsylvania 4-H State Council president
Colby Carreon, 18, of Beaver County, was selected to be the president of the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council team. The new state council was announced at the 2023 Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference, held Feb. 3-5 in State College.
Rural Pennsylvanians feel forgotten in response to train derailment
Most of the attention from federal officials, lawmakers and media has focused on East Palestine. People that live in rural Darlington Township, the town just over the state line feel like they’ve been forgotten in the shuffle.
Community steps in to help farmers near East Palestine train derailment
A train derailment with cars carrying hazardous materials left people living nearby scrambling to find places to evacuate their livestock and pets.
Ohio soybean production hits record high in 2022
Soybean production hit a record high in Ohio last year, but corn production was down in the state, as well as across the nation, according to a USDA report.