Public Comment: SCC to Update Standard Animal Weights

The State Conservation Commission is in the process of updating the Standard Animal Weights that are utilized in the Act 38 Nutrient Management Program.


The current standard animal weights that are used in the Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) program were developed in 2010. The original animal weights were published in 1997 for Act 6. In 2007, a revision was made for Act 38.  In 2010, the weights were again revised to better reflect current Pennsylvania agriculture.


SCC Staff has received many requests from certified NMP writers indicating that the average weights and grouping of different production cycles is not current with the current trend in Pennsylvania Agriculture.   


SCC staff and Penn State Cooperative Extension (PSU) felt it was best to review and update all animal species and groupings to current Pennsylvania Industry standards and representative of what actually exists in Pennsylvania. Read more.

Show Support for PA Military Families

At the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show, we would like to once again invite Military Families to the PennAg reception area. The men and women of our country’s military deserve our utmost respect and support - they are the real VIP’s. We are currently in collaboration with the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to identify military families who can be given the PennAg VIP treatment at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

By providing a cost-free special day at the Farm Show, we are able to show appreciation and support for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. For a donation of $250.00, your company will provide transportation, parking, food and some spending money to a military family. The success of this program last year was overwhelming. If interested in providing support, click here for a sponsorship form. Thank you for your consideration.
PennAg to Offer Ad Banner Space in Weekly Update
Looking to get business information out and in front of thousands? Look no further than the PennAg Weekly Update! Beginning in September, we will offer ad banner space above the fold in the Weekly Update, providing optimal value to you and your business. Interested in learning more? Download an order form. Space is being sold on a per month basis, so act fast to secure your ad spot!
Be On Alert: Invasive Pigweeds

Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp are new pigweeds that have been found in numerous counties across Pennsylvania and in neighboring states.


• Very aggressive pigweeds that easily spread

Resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides
• Can significantly decrease yield.

• Can double, or even triple, annual herbicide cost.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Information

Visit the PennAg Poultry Council page for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza information and updates.

Save the Date / Register Today

The PennAg food booth at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is the association’s largest fundraiser, which allows us to work on behalf of our members throughout the year. We appreciate the time and energy each volunteer provides to guarantee a successful food booth.


Once again, we will count on our members and friends at the 2017 food booth! The 2017 Farm Show will be held January 7-14. As in the past, we are seeking volunteers for two shifts each day, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Food booth volunteers may perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: collecting payment from customers, ‘running’ for food items throughout the booth, and preparing food items. Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet for the entire shift. Also, hats or hair nets are required - if you do not have your own, one will be provided for you.


Volunteering at the PennAg food booth is a great way to meet fellow PennAg members, get out and enjoy the Pennsylvania Farm Show, and support your association in a fun way! Come as an individual, representing your company, or bring the entire crew!


Thanks to great member support at the food booth, staff is able to host many legislators, legislative staff and regulatory personnel in the PennAg VIP Lounge. Many relationships are made and strengthened during the week through this endeavor, which are very valuable to the association in various efforts throughout the year.

Interested in volunteering and want to get it on our schedule now? Visit the SignUp link ( and register today to volunteer. We look forward to seeing you in January!


Note: You do NOT need to register an account or keep a password on does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


December 26

Christmas Holiday

PennAg Office Closed

January 2
Happy New Year!

PennAg Office Closed

January 7-14

Pennsylvania Farm Show

(PA Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg)

January 10-12

Keystone Farm Show

(York Fairgrounds, York)

January 25
PEQAP Oversight Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.
(Room 309, PA Dept. of Agriculture)

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