COVID-19 Resources for Farmers & Markets

Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Mock Audit (Postponed)

Learn how to assess food safety risks in your operation, and understand what to expect during a third-party Harmonized GAP audit.

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COVID-19 Guidelines for Farmers & Markets

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has issued vital guidance in response to COVID-19 for farms, markets, and other agricultural businesses. Please review the following information closely. Agriculture is essential for a safe and reliable food supply. Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding announced: “As the Commonwealth takes steps to mitigate against COVID-19 … businesses […]

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Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Mock Audit (Postponed)

Learn how to assess food safety risks in your operation, and understand what to expect during a third-party Harmonized GAP audit.

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Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Mock Audit

Learn how to assess food safety risks in your operation, and understand what to expect during a third-party Harmonized GAP audit.

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Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Mock Audit

Learn how to assess food safety risks in your operation, and understand what to expect during a third-party Harmonized GAP audit.

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Cultivating Healthy Soil to Help Fight Climate Change

By Acadia Tucker Acadia is a carbon farmer and gardener, and author of Growing Good Food: A Citizen’s Guide to Backyard Carbon Farming. Acadia is one of 200+ farmers and food system professionals who will be leading sessions at our 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Conference, happening February 5–8 in Lancaster. Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Acadia […]

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2017 Ag Census Shows Positive Trends for Sustainable Agriculture in Pa.

The recently released 2017 Census of Agriculture revealed some troubling numbers. We now know that, between 2012 and 2017, the total number of farms in the U.S. declined by three percent; the average age of U.S. farm producers rose from 56 to 57.5; and farms across the country are increasingly consolidating, with one percent of […]

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