americas heartland


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is America's fourth largest producer of food products, supplying to markets from New England to the Mississippi River. With close to 59,000 farms and over nine million agricultural acres; Pennsylvania’s farms are the backbone of the state’s economy. Livestock products make up about 69% of Pennsylvania’s yearly farm income. The top crops are hay and corn, but the state ranks first nationally in production of mushrooms, producing approximately 443 billion pounds annually. Livestock products account for more than 69% of Pennsylvania’s annual agricultural income, with dairy farming, cattle and poultry-raising being the most important livestock industries.

 

Stories/Videos
Barn Saver
Hi Tech DairyHi Tech Dairy
Mushroom Farm Mushroom Farm
Reading Terminal Market
Landis Valley Museum
From The Ground Up
Urban Agriculture
Seasons Of Change
The Dirty Truth About Soil
Young Blind Farmer