Farm Focus

Oh, Christmas trees!

On this episode, we talk with 3rd generation Christmas tree farmer Brandon Mytrysak of Mytrysak Family Tree Farm in Indiana county about what it takes to grow Christmas trees, and how he helps support the troops, just in time for the holiday season.

New Agritourism Law - What you need to know

Join PFB's Government Affiars Council Joe Montenegro and Penn State Ag Law's Brook Duer as they guide you through what you need to know about the new agritourism limited liability law.

 

Solar Energy and Leasing Agreements

 PFB's Darrin Youker talks with Mette, Evans & Woodside attorney Jacob Kiessling about leases for solar development on farm land and what farmers need to look for before signing a lease.

Penn State Small Business Development Center

Pennsylvania farmers now have a new resource to help improve their businesses. Penn State Small Business Development Center has opened a Agriculture Center of Excellence. Darrin Youker spoke with Karl Binns, the Agriculture Center of Excellence Coordinator about what the center can do to help farmers.

Beginning Farmer Tax Credit

Starting out in farming can be tough, but new incentives can make it a bit easier to get started as a beginning or first-generation farmer. PFB Director of Communications Liam Migdail talks with first-generation farmer Tyler Shaw, and PFB's Darrin Youker about the state tax credit.

Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance

Kristina Watson talks with Andrew Walmsley, Director of Congressional Relations for American Farm Bureau Federation about the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) and what recommendations can be expected to help shape climate policy. (Recorded December, 2020)

 

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) was formed in February 2020 by four groups that now co-chair the alliance: American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and National Farmers Union.

Rural Health

Darrin Youker talks with Lisa Davis, Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health about the difficulties of delivering healthcare to rural areas, and how farmers can help create healthy communities.

Economy, Agriculture, and COVID

Director of Federal Government Affairs Kristina Watson talks with economists John Newton and Michael Nepveux of AFBF about the effect this year has had on the ag economy, and what comes next in 2021.

Talking Turkey

What does it take to produce your Thanksgiving turkey? PFB's Darrin Youker talks with Pennsylvania turkey farmer Craig Pallman about growing fresh market birds during the busiest time of the year.

Spotted Lanternfly

We talk with Heather Leach from the department of entomology at Penn State about the spotted lanternfly infestation that's spreading across Pennsylvania, and what it means for farmers.

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