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2014-08-15 16:25:15

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig recognized two Pennsylvania farm families for their longstanding contributions to Pennsylvania's agriculture industry at Penn State's Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs, Centre County. He honored Wayne E. and Robin L. Homan and family of Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, with a Century Farm designation, and Robert E. and Deborah A. Jackson and family of Apollo, Armstrong County, with a...

2014-04-18 16:23:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy, 1450 Tittle Road, Middleburg, should discard it immediately due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today said raw milk collected during required routine sampling by a commercial laboratory on April 8 tested positive for the bacteria. Greenfield Dairy owned by Paul Weaver, sells directly to consumers at an...

2014-04-08 16:24:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Jefferson County deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today, marking the seventh case in a captive or wild deer since 2012. The five-year-old white-tailed deer died on a Reynoldsville deer farm and tested positive for the disease at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg. That farm and the Walnutport, Northampton County, farm where the deer...

2014-03-25 12:23:43

MIFFLINTOWN, Pa., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today recognized the innovation of Pennsylvania farmers during a tour of Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Juniata County, as part of National Agriculture Day. "Pennsylvania's more than 59,300 farm families produced $7.3 billion worth of agriculture products last year, and our communities continue to benefit," said Greig. "Our farmers are working every day to be more efficient and...

2014-02-05 16:28:24

Agriculture Department Would Receive Vital Funding Boost for Research, Protecting Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry. "An investment in agriculture is an investment in our future," said Corbett. "In providing jobs and $68 billion in economic impact to communities across Pennsylvania, agriculture remains...

2013-12-31 16:22:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors to the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show can enter their photographs from this year's show in the annual photo contest and win prizes. "Each Farm Show brings a new set of memories to capture and share," Agriculture Secretary George Greig said. "Don't miss the chance to show off your best 2014 Farm Show snapshot and compete for cash and a VIP parking space." Anyone visiting the show is eligible, and the top three entries will be...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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