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2009-08-28 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that he will nominate Russell Redding of Adams County as the new Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture secretary following the resignation of Dennis Wolff, which is effective Sept. 12. "Denny Wolff has worked hard over the last six and a half years to ensure Pennsylvania's farmers have the resources they need to expand their business and ensure the state's number one industry continues...

2009-07-24 09:04:00

Campers, Homeowners Statewide Urged to Stop Transporting Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found near Ewings Mill, Indiana County, bringing to 10 the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. In response to this latest discovery, Wolff said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Indiana County. He reminded residents and visitors...

2009-07-22 12:29:00

Improvements Made Through Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement at No Cost to Taxpayers HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A series of self-supporting 'green' upgrades to make the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center more energy efficient will save more than $300,000 each year, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. The upgrades, which are funded by the annual savings they create, include installing energy efficient lighting throughout the complex, a...

2009-07-14 09:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff is urging Pennsylvania's wheat producers who suspect they may have a low-yield or low-quality crop this year to contact their crop insurance agent or adjuster immediately so that they can sample for the presence of a mycotoxin that has affected grains in other states. Wolff said Pennsylvania's cool and wet conditions this growing season have created an environment where mycotoxins can thrive. The...

2009-07-13 14:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found near Brownstown, Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, and Finleyville, Union Township, Washington County, bringing to nine the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. In response to this latest discovery, Wolff said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Armstrong and Washington counties. He...

2009-06-08 15:23:00

Fairs Offer Travel Destinations, Promote Agriculture HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many families seek summer fun nearer to home this year, the 2009 Pennsylvania Fair Guide makes planning trips to the state's 116 fairs easier than ever, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. "Pennsylvania fairs are an important part of our unique heritage, and attract six million visitors each year to amusement rides, entertainment and agriculture," said Wolff. "Fairs are a...

2009-05-27 14:55:00

Threat of Zero State Funding Forces Mt. Nebo Grange Fair to Close HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said the cancellation of the Mt. Nebo Grange Fair in Ohio Township, Allegheny County, is a sign of things to come should Senate Bill 850, the Senate-passed budget plan, be enacted. Wolff said the Senate plan, which eliminates state fair funding, would be devastating to county and community fairs across the state. "Fairs...

2009-05-22 13:34:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new vegetable and herb garden planted today at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence highlights the possibilities of home gardening as a means to help families cope with tighter household budgets, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. "Growing your own food is a great way to cut costs and experience the satisfaction of growing nutrient-rich fresh fruits and vegetables," said Wolff. "From our fertile rural landscape to small...

2009-05-06 16:42:00

Says Plan Cuts Needed Funding for Farm Businesses, Research and Ag Education HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling it a devastating blow, Department of Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said a budget proposed earlier this week by Senate Republicans--and passed today by a party-line vote--would create considerable challenges for farmers already grappling to survive a difficult economy. Wolff said Senate Bill 850 would mean another $9 million in cuts for the department...

2009-04-30 15:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today assured Pennsylvanians that the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain currently affecting humans has not been found in swine populations anywhere in either the U.S. or Mexico, and that pork products are safe. "Because the virus was referred to early on as the 'swine flu,' many misconceptions relating to pigs have surfaced," said Wolff. "Pork products are safe to consume and living near or working on a hog...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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