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New Pennsylvania CSA Guides

March 28, 2014

PASA's Pennsylvania CSA Guides promote our members and Buy Fresh Buy Local® partners who offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. Thanks to all those farms that elected to be included in the guides this year!

FIND A CSA IN A PENNSYLVANIA REGION NEAR YOU!

Grace Lefever, founder of Sonnewald Natural Foods & PASA Member, Passes at the Age of 91

March 28, 2014

PASA was saddened to learn of Grace Lefever's passing earlier this week. Grace was a long-time member of PASA and she supported us in various ways; from teaching workshops to donating her beautiful finger paintings to our conference auction and to always be a smiling and generous face to see at our many events. more»

Stigmas, once evolutionarily sound, are now bad health strategies

March 28, 2014

Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers.

DEP Announces Hearing Dates for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

March 28, 2014

Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing order, received from Hilcorp Energy ...

Capital Days Bound!

March 27, 2014

It's that time of year again, Capital Days is quickly approaching.  Nervous, excited, anxious, right now that's me.  This will be my first Capital Days ever! It's crazy, that for as many years as I have attended SLC, I have never been to Capital Days. Any pointers for this weekend would be great!  I am completely over packed and ready to go.  Capital Days here I come! more»

Local Markets at Whole Foods Jenkintown - Vendors Needed

March 27, 2014

A message from Dana Mensah, Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market - Jenkintown:

Hi local producers and artisans! more»

Niche Pork Survey - Participants Needed

March 27, 2014

Jamie Picardy is a graduate student of Ag, Food and Environment at Tufts University in Boston, MA.  She is researching both the production and consumption side of niche meat (pork in particular) for her dissertation, which is detailed more below. She is specifically collecting data on performance metrics at all life phases. more»

U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson, Tim Ryan Introduce “Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act”

March 27, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) today introduced the bipartisan Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

Cover Crop Research Participants Needed

March 27, 2014

Abbe Hamilton is a student at Penn State University currently beginning a research project on the topic of cover crops. She is recruiting farmer participants now, for both this spring and next spring for her work - please read her full announcement below and be in touch with Abbe directly if you are interested in participating. more»

Scarnati: Natural Gas Energy Development Impact Fee Grants Awarded

March 27, 2014

Businesses and organizations in the 25th Senatorial District will receive more than $798,000 in state Natural Gas Energy Development Program grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshops in Northwest

March 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to attend one of three alternative fuels incentive ...

Clean Energy Wins Policy Roadmap puts renewables, efficiency front and center in Pennsylvania's energy conversation

April 23, 2014

"It's time for a meaningful conversation on energy," says report's lead author more»

Police report various incidents

3 weeks 6 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents: 

10 p.m. Feb. 20, Police reported that Danielle Cleary, 26, of Towanda, was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and crashed. Cleary was arrested for DUI.  more»

Police report various incidents

4 weeks 1 day ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, Police reported that Mandy Carstetter, 27, of Jersey Shore, passed 5 bad checks at Speedy's Inc. in Mifflin Township and was arrested.  more»

DEP Announces Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Workshop in Bradford County

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites fleet managers, school districts, municipalities, nonprofit entities, and for-profit businesses to an alternative fuels incentive grant (AFIG) ...

DEP Awards $350,000 Grant for Construction of Drinking Water System in Lancaster County

March 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the award of a $350,000 grant to Leacock Township, Lancaster County, to assist with the construction of a new public water system.
DEP ...

LG&E Introduces Natural Gas-Powered Truck at Magnolia Compressor Station

March 25, 2014

The cleaner-burning, economical fuel source makes good fit for local operations

Thompson-Cosponsored Bill to Extend Emergency Relief from Propane Crisis Becomes Law

March 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – President Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act, a bill cosponsored by U.S. more»

DEP Announces Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop in Dauphin County

March 25, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection, along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation, invites government, private and public fleet managers, municipalities, universities and ...

Pennsylvania Continues to Reduce Water Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

March 24, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress. The Chesapeake Bay Program ...

Fatal Accident on West Fourth St., Wmspt Saturday night

4 weeks 3 days ago

From the Williamsport Bureau of Police 3/23/2014: more»

Thank yous

March 22, 2014

Hello Pennsylvania 4-H, more»

PASA/FMC Webinar Recording Available - Your Edge in a Changing Marketplace: Thinking Like a Retailer

March 21, 2014

This webinar was the 3rd in a series planned through a joint partnership between Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and the Farmers Market Coalition, supported by a USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant. 
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Governor Corbett Awards 25 Grants for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion

March 21, 2014

 Governor Tom Corbett today awarded $7.7 million in Act 13 funding to 25 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles.
“Act 13 not only ...

DEP Announces Hearing on Application for Gas Well Spacing Units is Postponed

March 21, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it, along with Hilcorp Energy Co., requested a delay in the hearing process on Hilcorp’s Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, ...

Protesters arrested for blocking Dam Run Road

4 weeks 5 days ago

Around 6:49 a.m. March 20, Police reported that a gathering of 15-20 pepole met, blocking the Dam Run Road in Cummings Township.  more»

Police report various incidents

4 weeks 5 days ago

Pennsylvania State Police Department Montoursville reported the following:

Mar. 18, Police reported that Chesney Wheeler, 35, of Williamsport, stole several items from TJ Maxx on E. Third Street. Wheeler put several items into her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying. Charges have been filed.  more»

Sen. Yaw’s TV Report: Touring the North Shore Railroad

March 20, 2014

HARRISBURG – This month’s ‘Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw’ focuses on the North Shore Railroad and highlights the importance of the rail industry in central Pennsylvania. more»

Fracking Protesters block access to Gas Pad

4 weeks 6 days ago

This morning Pennsylvania State Police responded to a report that protesters were blocking Dam Run Road near Route 287, outside of Jersey Shore, Pa. Three of the protesters had handcuffed themselves together across the road blocking access to several gas pads.  The organization behind the protest is called Marcellus Earth First! more»

3 Easy Ways to Prepare for Spring Storms

March 20, 2014

LG&E and KU Urge Customers to Plan During Severe Weather Preparedness Month

From Northeast SARE - How To Guide for Aspiring Urban Micro-Agriculture Entrepreneuers

March 20, 2014

The How-to-Guide for Aspiring Urban Micro-Agricultural Entrepreneurs was created by Sustainable Urban Development for residents of West Philadelphia who want to increase their access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. more»

DEP to Hold Webinar on Chapter 105 General Permit Processing Updates

March 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Chapter 105 Water Obstructions and Encroachment General ...

Police report various incidents

4 weeks 6 days ago

The Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

Jan. 5 to Feb. 22, Police are investigating the reckless endangerment of an 85-year-old woman in Williamsport.  more»

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