Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture 
Society Notes
February 13, 2017

Next Meeting:  March 2, 2017
Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change with Regenerative Organic Agriculture
Kristine Nichols, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute, will discuss implementing widely available and inexpensive regenerative organic management practices that allow farms to maintain and even enhance productivity under climatic uncertainty by utilizing the resiliency of internal biological systems...

Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D. presented to PSPA
At the February 2 meeting of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, ARS, USDA, brought an enlightening talk titled On-Farm Bioenergy, Biofuels & Biochemicals Via FarmBio3 Fast Pyrolysis Mobile Technology...
Farming Note from Duncan Allison. In the beginning of a new year I’m starting with an attempt at listing some of the more significant trends in agriculture. My trends focus mainly on crops as I am much less familiar with livestock but many trends apply to both...  MORE>
NYTimes: Life on Farm Draws Some French Fleeing Urban Ennui. Two years ago, Elisabeth Lavarde decided to quit her office job in Paris and start a new life in Saulx-les-Chartreux, a small town with two butchers and one baker just south of the capital...   MORE>
Cow farts can now be regulated in California. California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills...  MORE>

Vilsack to Become “Milkman in Chief”.  The Des Moines Register is reporting that “Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will become CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council..   MORE>

Michael Scuse
Michael Scuse, former member of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, served as acting secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture after the departure of Tom Vilsack.  MORE>

Dwayne Salem
Dwayne Salem now licensed to sell crop insurance in New Jersey along with
PA MD and DE.  MORE>

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