Farming Notes – January 2017 [Duncan Allison]

Trends – At the beginning of a new year I’m starting with an attempt at listing some of the more significant trends in agriculture. My trends focus mainly on crops as I am much less familiar with livestock but many … Continued


Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D. presented to PSPA members in February

At the February 2 meeting of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, ARS, USDA, brought an enlightening talk titled On-Farm Bioenergy, Biofuels & Biochemicals Via FarmBio3 Fast Pyrolysis Mobile Technology.  Dr. Boateng described his … Continued


February Meeting welcomes Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D.

PSPA invites all members to the February 2, 2017 meeting and welcomes Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D. to discuss On-Farm Bioenergy, Biofuels & Biochemicals Via FarmBio3 Fast Pyrolysis Mobile Technology. Akwasi A. Boateng, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, ARS, USDA will describe his … Continued


Vilsack to Become “Milkman in Chief”

The Des Moines Register is reporting that “Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will become CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, an industry group focused on driving global demand, as U.S. trade takes center stage nationally and internationally.” Read the full story here: … Continued


Cory Atkins presented to PSPA

The Pennsylvania Society for Promotion Agriculture welcomed the presentation from guest Cory Atkins at the recent luncheon meeting on January 5th, 2017, The topic discussed was Challenges and Opportunities for a Young Farmer in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Cory Atkins, owner of … Continued


Latest Farming Notes (Duncan Allison)

FARMING NOTES – NOVEMBER 2016 We seem to be going through a period of major change in agriculture. There are certainly plenty of challenges at the moment from depressed commodity prices from milk to corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton. These … Continued


Brault Enlightens on Malt

Mark Brault, proprietor and co-founder of Deer Creek Malthouse, brought Society members members up to date on the art and science of malting.  The first malthouse in Pennsylvania since Prohibition, Deer Creek is a small, craft malt operation which depends on … Continued