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What would it take to scale up pastured meat production?

Wed, June 24, 2020

Raising animals outdoors on deep-rooted, perennial pastures can have significant benefits for the environment, animal welfare, and human health. Yet, today, pastured meat remains a niche market. It’s estimated that less than 5% of the 32 million beef cattle, 5% of the 121 million hogs, and 0.01% of the 9 billion broilers produced in the […]

Pennsylvania registers Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Thu, June 18, 2020

On June 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry approved Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship to become a formal apprenticeship program for aspiring pastured dairy farmers in the state. Founded by dairy farmers in Wisconsin, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship was the first nationally registered farming apprenticeship in the country and is now operating in several states. Pasa […]

In Solidarity

Thu, June 4, 2020

The killing of George Floyd has spurred national and international protests demanding change in racially biased systems that do not do enough to prevent violence and to hold those who commit violence against Black people accountable. Pasa Sustainable Agriculture stands in solidarity. We also acknowledge that the death of a human being is too high […]

We’ve changed our name…a bit.

Wed, May 20, 2020

After nearly three decades as the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture—or, more commonly, PASA—we thought it might be time for a slight update. Our members voted to approve the update in 2019, and we’re now officially implementing it. Moving forward, we are Pasa Sustainable Agriculture. Pasa for short. We know that in the midst of […]

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