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Pennsylvania – Picking Up Where the USDA Leaves Off

Touch the Soil News #1388 (Feature photo – Seal of the State of Pennsylvania – By Henrik – Own workBoat and plow from File:Flag of Pennsylvania.svg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7002778)

For most of our lives, the larger arena of food and farming has been overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The State of Pennsylvania is yet another example where food and farming issues are being taken up outside the federal level. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is launching an initiative backed by $500,000 in grants to further develop urban farms and urban food.

Besides food issues, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is concerned about growing communities and bringing people together. You can read the full story here:

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2019/07/26/Pennsylvania-launches-grant-program-urban-farmers/stories/201907260096

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