Food Processing & Manufacturing
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Facts and Rankings
in Mushroom Production
Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania
in Craft Beer Production
in Wine Production
Pennsylvania Wine Association
Billion in Economic Impact
Funding & Resources
Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension helps individuals, businesses, and communities address problems and realize opportunities through a robust portfolio of educational programs, products, and services. With support from federal, state, and county governments, extension offers unbiased information and science-based support for Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry.
First Industries Fund
The First Industries Fund supports Pennsylvania’s agriculture and tourism sectors through low interest loans. These loans can be used for land and building acquisition, construction, machinery, and equipment upgrades.
Agricultural Business Development Center (ABDC)
Established as part of the 2019 PA Farm Bill, the Agricultural Business Development Center (ABDC) supports the long-term vitality of Pennsylvania’s farms, strategic farm expansion, diversification of agricultural production, and offer financial and technical expertise as a resource for the industry.
PA Preferred Program
The PA Preferred Program is the official brand of agriculture products made in Pennsylvania. The program promotes agricultural products grown and produced in Pennsylvania as part of public-private partnership between the PA Department of Agriculture and companies.
PA Food Manufacturers Directory
The PA Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Food Marketing created the PA Food Manufacturers Directory. The database includes Pennsylvania companies that offer food co-packing and private label manufacturing services to help businesses scale up production.