May 19, 2021
Farmers are the Most Important Asset on the Farm
Farmers are the most important asset on the farm | AGDAILY

Not to sound like your mom, but you work too hard, don't eat right, aren't exercising, and probably aren't getting enough sleep. These words likely ring true for many Americans but absolutely ring true for farmers working hard to get a handle on...

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Ag, Food Have $133B Impact in Pennsylvania
Ag, Food Have $133B Impact in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania farms have increased their sales over the past three years even as the state's broader ag and food sector has declined slightly. Food and farming have a $133 billion economic impact in Pennsylvania and support, directly or...

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Grow Together Campaign Continues
to Support Berks County Farmers
Make sure your ag business is on the list!
High Energy Cost Grants

What does this program do? Assists energy providers and other eligible entities in lowering energy costs for families and individuals in areas with extremely high per-household energy costs (275 percent of the national average or higher.) Who may ...

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Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

It provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) to: To help microenterprises startup and growth through a Rural Microloan Revolving Fund. Provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro...

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How You Can Comply with the Spotted Lanternfly...

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is not just a concern to agricultural and horticultural professionals, this invasive insect poses significant quality-of-life frustrations for all residents. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) quarantine...

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Pennsylvania Projects Receive Funding to Help Protect Bay

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $11.4 M in two locally driven, public-private partnerships in Pennsylvania to protect the Chesapeake Bay.

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Food/Agriculture Workers

FDA has been doing what we can to support a safe and ample food supply, but that would not be possible without millions of men and women working in food and agriculture jobs. Day in and day out, they have answered the call as essential workers in ...

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Creating safe play areas on farms

PUBLISHED ON WASHINGTON - While visiting a playground at a local park or school, we trust that the area is ultimately a safe space for our children to frolic and play.

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The Economic Impact of Agriculture in Pennsylvania

2021 Update

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LMR-Live Cattle-Beef Webinar

This webinar series (Zoom) is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Register for the Series Presenters: Charlie Potts- Agricultural Marketing Service, and Dr. Stephen R. Koontz- Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural...

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Events & Trainings - New England Dairy

Our live virtual farm tour on July 22 connected viewers directly to Freund's Farm in East Canaan, CT for a live video tour and chat with dairy farmer Amanda Freund. During the tour people learned firsthand how dairy farmers care for their cows,...

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Agriculture Viability Series: Becoming Bankable

Learn from professionals what banks look for when providing loans and other services!

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health awareness is such an important factor in knowing how to help those in crisis find the help and care they need.

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A cooperative effort between
the GRCA and the Berks County Department of Agriculture
through the support of the Berks County Commissioners.
Contact Tami Hildebrand at 
or 484-818-0845.