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2014-01-03 16:22:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With extreme cold temperatures across the state, Agriculture Secretary George Greig today cautioned livestock and pet owners to take measures to protect animals from low temperatures that can cause them to suffer from cold-related stress. "Owners must monitor their animals during these extreme temperatures, because livestock and pets can quickly become distressed," said Greig. "If your animals exhibit unusual behaviors that could be...

2013-12-18 12:28:24

Culinary Connection Stage to Feature Live Demos, Local Personalities HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An all-star lineup of chefs and local celebrities will entertain visitors at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show as they create dishes from Pennsylvania-sourced products on the PA Preferred(TM) Culinary Connection Stage. "The PA Preferred Culinary Connection brings the Farm Show full-circle, showcasing the final products that Pennsylvania's farm families grow for...

2013-12-03 12:27:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig invites Pennsylvanians to celebrate agriculture during the 98(th) Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. The eight-day show, themed "Pennsylvania Farms: Growing for You," features 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. "Pennsylvania's more than 62,000 farm families and thousands of agribusinesses provide...

2013-08-30 12:24:24

PA Preferred(TM) Helps Shoppers Identify Pennsylvania-Produced Products HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Support Pennsylvania farmers, communities and jobs this Labor Day weekend by using locally produced food in meals shared with families and friends. "Buying local products is good for Pennsylvania," Agriculture Secretary George Greig said. "When you buy products grown or made here, you support local farmers, who in turn grow their local economies, and keep farmers...

2013-06-25 12:31:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania pet owners licensed 124,555 dogs in March during "Dog License Awareness Month," exceeding the 100,000-license goal set by state dog law officials. In recognition of the milestone, pet specialty retailer PetSmart(®) today donated $10,000 to Susquehanna Service Dogs. The non-profit organization trains and provides service and hearing dogs that help children and adults with special needs become more independent....

2013-05-31 16:24:15

Federal, State Quarantines Restrict Movement of Hardwood Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians can help safeguard the state's trees from devastating insects and diseases by not moving firewood more than 50 miles from its origin. A federal quarantine prohibits firewood from Pennsylvania hardwood from entering some other states because of the Emerald Ash Borer. A state quarantine restricts the movement of wood products out of Bucks County...

2013-04-25 08:32:08

License Fees Help Protect Dogs and Support Animal Shelters Statewide WILKES-BARRE, Pa., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today reminded Pennsylvanians to license their dogs, saying a dog license is the best way to protect lost dogs. "Dog ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities and licensing your dog is on the top of the list," said Greig. "Buying a dog license is easy and affordable. Dog owners can purchase a license at their local...

2013-02-01 12:25:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today joined maple producers in Meadville, Crawford County, to kick off 2013 maple syrup production by tapping a sugar maple tree. "Maple syrup is a delicious homegrown sweetener that can be used in sweet and savory dishes," said Greig. "More Pennsylvanians are looking for foods grown and made in Pennsylvania. Our maple syrup comes from trees grown right in our backyards, and it provides antioxidants...

2012-12-19 12:25:38

Culinary Connection Stage to Feature Live Demos, 'Battle of the Burg' HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An all-star lineup of chefs, local celebrities and commodity producers will entertain visitors at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show as they create dishes from Pennsylvania-sourced products on the PA Preferred® Culinary Connection Stage. "The Farm Show proudly displays our state's diverse agriculture industry through every step from farm to fork," said...

2012-12-05 16:25:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig invites Pennsylvanians to celebrate agriculture during the 97(th) Pennsylvania Farm Show, set for Jan. 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. The eight-day show is themed, "Made in PA. It makes a difference." and features 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. "Pennsylvania's more than 62,000 farm families and thousands of...