About PennAg
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.
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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.  

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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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 2019 Sporting Clay Classic - August 29

PennAg invites both members and non-members to join in the 2019 Sporting Clay Classic at Central Penn Sporting Clays, Wellsville, on Thursday, August 29. The day will include both a morning and afternoon flight, optional wobble trap, and lunch, complete with Farm Show Milkshakes. Registration includes 100 traps per shooter, earplugs, lunch and prizes. Shooters will be required to provide their own shells and safety glasses. Choose from morning (8:30 a.m.) or afternoon (Noon) flight. NOTE: Only full squad registrations will be accepted. Interested in participating but don't have a full squad to join? Contact the PennAg office to be added to a waiting list.

 

Interested in supporting the Sporting Clay Classic? Sponsorship opportunities include Station Sponsor at $50, Prize Sponsor at $150 and Event Sponsor at $300. Each sponsor will receive recognition at the event.

 

Register early as each flight time is limited to only 10 squads! Deadline for both shooter registration and sponsorship is Tuesday, August 20th. For full details, a registration form and to submit your squad or sponsorship payment online, visit the official Cvent page at www.cvent.com/d/pyq1b8. Contact Jessica Darr, Tournament Coordinator, via email at jdarr@pennag.com or 717-651-5920 with questions. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



FREE Informational Insurance Seminar - September 5 & September 19

Interested in helping your business succeed? Join us in learning more about the insurance and benefit options available to PennAg members through PennAg Prime and Central Penn Benefits! A free seminar titled, Helping Your Business Succeed, will be held Thursday, September 5 in Mount Joy and also on Thursday, September 19 in Port Royal. Both events will take place from 8-10:30 a.m.

 

The FREE breakfast seminar will include information on Legislative, Transportation and Workforce Issues, provided by Chris Herr of PennAg; Highlights of Insuring Your Ag Business, provided by Rita McMullen of PDM Insurance Agency; and What’s New in Benefit Options for Your Employees, provided by Jennifer Geesey of Central Penn Benefits. A panel discussion of the speakers with an opportunity for questions and answers will conclude the morning event.


If interested in attending, please contact Karen Deimler at 717-651-5920 or pennag@pennag.com to register today! (Registration deadline is Friday, August 30 for the September 5 event and Friday, September 13 for the September 19 event.)

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Attention Pig, Feed and Manure Transporters - FREE Seminar - September 7

Do you move pigs, feed or manure in Pennsylvania? Be sure to mark your calendars and spread the word about an important seminar designed specifically for you! Hear important updates on African Swine Fever (ASF), how it could impact your business in the event of a US outbreak and what you should consider when it comes to biosecurity on the farms you work with, to better protect both your business and your customers.

 

Scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Shady Maple in East Earl, this seminar is being offered free of charge and includes the famous Shady Maple breakfast smorgasbord. The program will kick off with breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by presentations from 8 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. from industry experts including Dr. Jon Van Blarcom of Four Star Veterinary Service, Dr. Jessica Risser of Country View Family Farms, Dr. Paul Pitcher of USDA and Dr. Kevin Brightbill of PDA, as well as Penn State Extension’s Cheryl Fairbairn and Swine Specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Hines.

Sessions will offer those involved in transport insight on ASF, biosecurity protocols, regulatory response in the case of an ASF or other foreign animal disease outbreak and more – all things that could greatly affect your day-to-day business should an outbreak occur.

 

This valuable seminar is brought to you by PA Pork’s Strategic Investment Program Investors. Click here for more details. For more information or questions, please contact Jessica Darr at jdarr@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

 
Events

August 29

PennAg Sporting Clays Classic

(Central Penn Sporting Clays, Wellsville)

September 2

Labor Day
(PennAg Office Closed)

September 5
PennAg Insurance Seminar
8 a.m.
(MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Mount Joy)

September 6

PennAg FGAI Council Executive Committee Meeting

9 a.m.

(PennAg Office)


September 11-12

PSU Poultry Sales & Service Meeting / Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases

(Penn Stater, State College)


September 18

PennAg Poultry Council Executive Committee Meeting

9:30 a.m.

(Room 309, PA Dept. of Agriculture)

September 19
PennAg Insurance Seminar
8 a.m.
(Port Royal Community Center, Port Royal)


September 25

Past President’s Luncheon

(McCleary’s Pub, Marietta)

October 9
Informational ACRE Meeting
10 a.m.
(Susquehanna Room, PA Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg)

 
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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 
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