|Pennsylvania Added 300 Farms Last Year|
Lancaster Farming - 2/27/2017. The report on farms and land in farms was released Feb. 17. A farm is “any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold or would normally be sold during the year.”
|Reverb Community: The Hancock Family and Farm Pedals|
Reverb - 2/27/2017. By Peter Schu - Everything Geof Hancock and his family do is homegrown. In the summer they run Hancock Family Farm in Casco, Maine, growing vegetables organically for the local CSA program and farmers’ market circuit. In the winter Geof builds over a hundred effects pedals by hand, while his wife makes guitar straps. They sell them on Reverb and put the profit back into the farm.
|USDA extends comment period for organic checkoff|
Capital Press - 2/24/2017. By Carol Ryan Dumas - USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has extended the comment period on a proposed organic checkoff to April 19 to “ensure that interested persons have sufficient time to review and comment on the proposal.”