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New USDA grant program to boost ways to get organic products...
Through the Organic Market Development Grant Program up to $75 million will fund projects to improve markets for domestically-produced organic goods.
USDA investing $40M in Appalachian Ohio
The goal of the Appalachian Regional Food Business Center, created in partnership with Rural Action, is to build resilient local and regional food systems.
Lady Buggs Pharm honors ancestral ties to plants and nature
Lady Buggs Pharm honors ancestral ties to her urban garden which grows traditional fruits and vegetables as well as medicinal plants.
Winter wheat planting up in Ohio, Pennsylvania in 2023
More land planted in winter wheat in Ohio than there has been in a decade, and it is the most winter wheat planted in Pennsylvania since the 1970s.
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.
USDA pumps another $325 million into “climate-smart” farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced another $325 million for “climate-smart” farming projects, bringing the total funding for the new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program to over $3 billion.
Food access, local food part of White House strategy on hunger
The White House laid out a new strategy for addressing hunger and encouraging healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, Sept. 28, at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.
USDA awards $2.8 billion for climate-smart farming projects
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the first round of funding awarded to Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Sept. 14 from the main campus of Pennsylvania State University
U.S. cropland values hit $5,050 per acre; Ohio, Pa. over $7,000
U.S. farmland values continue to climb in 2022, following major commodity crop price increases earlier this year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report, issued Aug. 5.
Vilsack visits Pittsburgh to highlight Keep Kids Fed Act
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey toured a North Side rec center to see the impact of the recently signed federal Keep Kids Fed Act.