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Dairy Farmer: Benchmarking "Will Pay Off"

For Wayne Frye, Hopeway Dairy Farm, Westmoreland County, annual benchmarking helps him better understand his business. A participant in AgChoice’s, Dairy Success and Profitability Review (Dairy SPR)...

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Your REAP Questions Answered

We recently interviewed Joel Semke, REAP coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and State Conservation Commission. The Resource Enhancement and Protection program (REAP) allows...

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SBA PPP: What Farmers Need to Know

We recently interviewed Dan Brogdon, AgChoice’s PPP expert about the recent COVID-relief legislation which passed on December 27, 2020. Dan reviewed the changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP...

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Board Member Spotlight - Meet Kevin Grim

Kevin Grim is a grain farmer and grows corn, soybean and wheat on 1,560 acres. He also custom plants and harvests for other farmers in his community. He serves on the York County Conservation Board...

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Appreciating the Diversity Among Us

We recently interviewed Dr. Patreese Ingram, assistant dean of multicultural affairs with Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Ingram discussed diversity awareness in agriculture and...

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COVID Relief Bill - PPP Updates

We recently interviewed Dan Brogdon, AgChoice’s resident PPP expert. On December 27, 2020 President Trump signed the latest COVID-relief act and government funding bill. The legislation provides $900...

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Celebrating Pennsylvania Agriculture

We recently interviewed Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an annual celebration of the agriculture industry in the commonwealth. Secretary Redding...

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