Farm Bill (Mostly) a Triumph for Sustainable Agriculture

The 2018 bipartisan farm bill passed by Congress this week makes critically needed investments in sustainable agriculture. Among other beneficial outcomes for farmers and food producers, once signed into law by the President the bill will: provide mandatory funding to support the development of regional food economies and market data initiatives focused on organic production; […]

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Pennsylvania is Setting an Example for the Nation

By Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director We laud Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to make Pennsylvania the nation’s leading organic state. During remarks last week at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ Ag Progress Days, Gov. Wolf articulated a vision for agriculture in Pennsylvania that lists propelling the growth of organic agriculture as a top strategy.  “Demand […]

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PA Farmers Across the Political Spectrum Prioritize Sustainable Agriculture over “Business as Usual” in 2018 Farm Bill

By Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director, PASA A large majority—71 percent—of Pennsylvania farmers surveyed want a farm bill that prioritizes sustainable agriculture and conserves soil and water, and nearly three-quarters would be more likely to back a candidate for public office who favors such priorities. That’s according to a new poll conducted in March by Iowa-based RABA Research […]

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