Academia Links

Animal Diagnostic Lab
   
www.vbs.psu.edu/adl
Delaware Valley University          

     www.delval.edu
Penn State University

     www.psu.edu
Penn State Poultry Extension
    http://extension.psu.edu/animals/poultry

Penn State Poultry Extension (Southeast PA Region)
    
www.personal.psu.edu/gpm10/
PSU Department of Animal Science
    http://animalscience.psu.edu/

UPENN, New Bolton Center     

    www.vet.upenn.edu

 
Government Links

Pennsylvania
Center for Dairy Excellence
   www.centerfordairyexcellence.org
PA Department of Agriculture
   
www.agriculture.state.pa.us
PA Department of Environmental Protection
   
www.depweb.state.pa.us

PA Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System
   
www.padls.org/index.html

Natural Resource Conservation Service
   
www.pa.nrcs.usda.gov

National
Department of Agriculture
    
www.usda.gov
Environmental Protection Agency
    
www.epa.gov
 
National Agricultural Statistics Service
   
www.nass.usda.gov

 
Industry Links

American Egg Board

     www.aeb.org
American Feed Industry Association
     www.afia.org  

American Seed Trade Association
     www.amseed.com

Keystone Energy Forum

    www.KeystoneEnergyForum.com
National Aquaculture Association
     www.thenaa.net
National Grain & Feed Association
     www.ngfa.org
National Pork Board

     www.pork.org

PA Pork Producers Council

     www.papork.org
United States Equestrian Federation
     www.usef.org

 
Member Links

Asmark Institute

     www.asmark.org

Boyd Station LLC

     www.boydstation.com

Deerfield Farms Service, Inc.

     www.deerfieldfarms.com

Diamond V

     www.diamondv.com
F.M.  Brown's Sons, Inc.
    
www.fmbrown.com

Hollabaugh Bros., Inc.

    www.hollabaughbros.com

Kauffman Animal Health International

     www.ka-hi.com
     www.liragold.com
Kreamer Feed
    
www.kreamerfeed.com
    
www.organicfeeds.com

Monsanto

     www.monsanto.com
Northeast Agri Systems, Inc.
    
www.neagri.com

Northampton County Seed Co.

    www.northamptonseed.com

PA Forest Products Association
    
www.paforestproducts.org
Penn Millers Insurance Company
    
www.pennmillers.com
Triple M Farms

     www.triplemfarms.com
Truth Chemical
    
www.truthchemical.com
Val-Co

     www.val-co.com  

 
Chesapeake Bay Compliance
Here is an easy-to-understand outline of how Chesapeake Bay compliance for the 2025 goals should work (click here to download a pdf of the infographic):


 
PA Ag Statistics

2016 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Machinery Custom Rates

 

Commodity Specific

 

Aquaculture

Pennsylvania ranks fourth nationally in trout production. The USDA Trout and Aquaculture Census reports Pennsylvania aquaculture sales of $10.48 million in 2008. Sales of food fish comprised 83.4 percent of total sales, with the remainder of the sales composed of sport and game fish, baitfish, crustaceans, mollusks, ornamental fish, water garden plants and other animal aquaculture (tadpoles, frogs, trout eggs, etc.). While trout comprises most of the food fish sales, tilapia and hybrid striped bass are also produced, albeit on a smaller scale. Pennsylvania hatcheries, including those of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, also produce additional trout valued at $14.7 million for conservation and recreational purposes. A press release from USDA notes the 2010 value of trout production in Pennsylvania at $16.9 million.

 

Dairy

In 2009 Pennsylvania ranked 5th nationally in total milk production, coming in behind California,

Wisconsin, New York and Idaho. The Commonwealth's 545,000 cows produce 10.51 billion pounds of milk, with the state's annual production per cow at 19,360 pounds. The state ranks 15th in milk

production per cow. The dairy industry is the key economic driver in Pennsylvania's agriculture industry, the Commonwealth's leading economic enterprise. Dairy generates $1.5 billion in cash receipts each year, contributing to 40 percent of the state's agricultural receipts. The dairy industry also generates 40,000 jobs in the commonwealth. Research estimates that roughly 85% of the dairy farmer's total income is spent locally, making dairy farms a significant contributor to the local economy. For additional information, visit www.centerfordairyexcellence.org.

  

Equine

Pennsylvania equine owners devote 1,140,000 acres of land for equine purposes with associated

assets totaling $8.27 billion; the racehorse industry accounts for $1.12 billion of that total. The equine

industry provides 20,300 jobs annually in Pennsylvania. Equine related expenditures total $746 million.

Approximately 26,365 racehorses reside in Pennsylvania, with a value of $978 million. (Source: Penn

State Equine Survey)

  

Feed, Grain

Pennsylvania is home to 5,858 oilseed and grain farms. Of the 7.81 million acres of land farmed in Pennsylvania, 4.87 is cropland and a total of 3.94 is harvested cropland. Grains and oilseeds account for 26.8% of all crop sales in Pennsylvania, while hay and other crops account for 8.0%. The total value of crop sales in Pennsylvania is $1.9 billion. (Source: 2007 Census of Agriculture Pennsylvania)

 

Poultry

Pennsylvania ranks third nationally in egg production and tenth nationally in turkey production. According

to the most recent USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service data, the farm value of Pennsylvania poultry and eggs was $864 million in 2007. However, since this figure does not take into account the Commonwealth's very sizable game bird, broiler breeder, and embryo industries (for vaccine production),

the value of the industry certainly exceeds $1 billion.   

 

Swine

Pennsylvania is home to approximately 1,072 hog farms. The pork industry in Pennsylvania comprises

$331.5 million in sales and supports more than 8,000 jobs in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania

pork industry ranks 13th in the country, generates approximately $67.5 million in export income, and

creates more than 1,600 export jobs. Visit www.papork.org for additional information.

 
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