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PennAg Industries Association is the premier agribusiness association in Pennsylvania. PennAg is a full-time, full-service membership association representing Pennsylvania agribusinesses of all sizes and types that support and serve the entire food chain. PennAg advocates for you in government, public and media affairs. PennAg is your voice.

A full-time staff, headquartered in Harrisburg, provides support to your business at all times.
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Poultry Health Updates
Visit the PennAg Poultry Council page for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Coryza and VLT information and updates.

Agricultural Planning Reimbursement Program Extended
The Agricultural Planning Reimbursement Program has been extended for a third year! This program is open to all agricultural operators/landowners in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay watershed. Through this program, folks can be reimbursed for fees they’ve paid to consultants to create manure management plans, nutrient management plans and agricultural erosion and sediment control plans. Reimbursement funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information is available on DEP’s website.


Visit the below links for additional information:

·     cover sheet (explaining the program) and landowner registration form

·     reimbursement form template

·     FAQ


Registration deadline: April 1, 2020.


Note: There’s a $6,000 limit per farming operation in this program cycle. Planned acres reimbursed previously aren’t eligible to be reimbursed again. Coordinators are ONLY accepting the updated forms dated 8/2019. They will not accept anything on the old forms.  


Fertilizer Nutrient Values Set
The Secretary of Agriculture establishes the commercial values per pound of nitrogen, available phosphate and soluble potash. The values are established as follows: nitrogen at $0.49 per pound, available phosphate at $0.39 per pound, soluble potash at $0.33 per pound. These commercial values are effective beginning July 1, 2019, and shall remain effective until further notice. Additional information can be found on the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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Registration Officially Open for the 2019 Keystone Crops and Soils Conference

Make Plans to Attend or Reserve Your Sponsorship Now


Scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23 from 8AM to 5PM each day at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville, the conference will offer two full days to earn a variety of CCA CEUs, PA Pesticide points and Act 38 Nutrient Management credits, in addition to hearing some excellent speakers share insight on a broad selection of topics. Click here to download the event agenda.


Confirmed conference sessions range from nitrogen retention in cover crops and riparian buffers to an update on progress in the Chesapeake Bay Program and how to successfully utilize no-till in commercial scale commodity crops. Annual updates on weed control, field crop diseases and more, will also be covered. Stay tuned for a complete agenda and preliminary credits coming soon.


To register, simply visit http://www.cvent.com/d/byqhf7. You may choose to attend both days at a reduced rate or select just a single day. For those that prefer to submit their reservation via email, mail or fax, print the registration form here. Registration is due by October 14.


Interested in sponsoring the conference?  A Plant sponsorship at $300 will allow companies to enjoy a host of recognition and one half-price registration fee. Visit http://www.cvent.com/d/ryqhfm to become a sponsor and provide your company with this valuable opportunity to get in front of the most engaged industry professionals in PA. To print a sponsorship form, click here.


For questions about registration or sponsorship, contact Jessica Darr, Conference Coordinator, at jdarr@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

PennAg Agronomic Products Council / Seed Council Annual Winter Meeting - November 13 Mark Your Calendar - the 2019 PennAg Agronomic Products Council / Seed Council Annual Winter Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 13 at MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Mount Joy.

This must-attend event for folks in the agronomic products and seed industries will provide updated regulatory and industry information, a session on workforce needs, a basic introduction to crop insurance, a status update of the dairy industry in Pennsylvania, and so much more!

Interested in attending? Click here to download a registration form, or simply visit www.cvent.com/d/khq9sk to register online today.

Questions? Please contact Colleen Hershey at chershey@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

October 22-23
Keystone Crops & Soils Conference
(Holiday Inn, Grantville)

October 23

Live Bird Market Meeting

1 p.m.

(Room 206, PA Dept. of Agriculture)

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