Tag: Agribusiness

Turkey Hill Experience, Lancaster County Pennsylvania proudly holds top rankings in dairy, produce, and livestock production, as well as high employment concentrations in food manufacturing. As we celebrate National Junk Food Day, there’s no better time to highlight one of the agribusiness sectors that we do best: snack foods. Since the founding of Pennsylvania, agribusiness […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $3,469,500 million in funding to expand agriculture operations for nine projects in six Pennsylvania counties. The investments approved today will help farmers acquire buildings, farmland, and construct barns and broiler houses. “Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry has a long history of providing critical products to people around […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that long-standing, family-owned Clemens Food Group, a vertically-integrated pork processor headquartered in Montgomery County, will expand its operations in Hatfield by building a new facility to support increased smoked meats and cooked sausage production. “Clemens Food Group is a family-owned business that has been a staple in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that New York City-based Bowery Farming, Inc., the largest vertical farming company in the country, has selected Pennsylvania as the best place to expand its operations. The new facility will be the fourth vertical farm operation in the U.S. and first in the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania welcomes Bowery […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of seven agricultural projects being funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). These projects, located in three counties, will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of farmers. “Pennsylvania’s economy is powered by its agriculture industry, so […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist in the construction of a produce growing, processing, and warehouse facility in Snyder County and the demolition, renovation, and construction of an existing manufacturing property in Lebanon County that could create a […]
A fifth-generation family business in Philadelphia, Bassetts Ice Cream is proudly known as America’s oldest ice cream company. This full-service frozen dessert distributor exclusively uses Pennsylvania milk in its products, and distributes ice cream around the nation and the world. This month, we spoke to Alex Bassett Strange, an Account Executive at Bassetts Ice Cream […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration announced the availability of $59 million in Beginning Farmer Tax Credits over the next decade for those who sell or rent agricultural land, livestock, equipment, buildings or other assets to qualified beginning farmers. “Pennsylvania’s $135.7 billion agriculture industry feeds our economy and feeds our world,” said Agriculture Secretary […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $1.6 million in low-interest loans funding to assist four Pennsylvania farms with construction costs and land acquisition to spur business creation and expansion. “My administration is committed to strengthening our infrastructure and resources to help our farmers thrive,” Governor Wolf said. “We are pleased […]
October is Pennsylvania Wine Month, when we celebrate the impressive wineries, wine trails, and wine-inspired events throughout the Keystone State. Not only do they serve as tourist attractions and a fun date or group retreat – wineries also have an incredible economic impact on the families running them and the Pennsylvania citizens who reap the […]
Tröegs Brewsery, Hershey Started in 1997 by brothers Chris and John Trogner, Tröegs Independent Brewing has made a name for itself in the Central Pennsylvania community for its signature brews and commitment to its neighbors. We caught up with John to learn more about their story and success in Pennsylvania. How did you get started […]
A manufacturer of one hundred percent organic, cold-pressed, high-pressure processed juices and nutrition shots, Lumi Juice relocated to Malvern, Pa. We spoke to Hillary Lewis Murray, founder and CEO at Lumi Juice, to find out why her company chose Pennsylvania and what it means to them to be doing business in the Keystone State. Seeking […]
A third-generation family-run, homegrown business, The DelGrosso Family of Companies uniquely stands out as both an amusement park operator and a sauce manufacturer. The family operates a sauce plant in Blair County’s Tipton, Pa., on the premises of DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash Water Park, America’s only Italian-themed water park. We recently spoke with […]
Pennsylvania recognizes that trade shows are often invaluable to young or small-scale companies. Trade shows provide businesses with a platform and targeted audience for their goods and services, as well as opportunities to identify new customers and partners. Those opportunities are what Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) and 12 Pennsylvania companies aimed to […]
Makin Bacon is a family-owned and operated farm in Granville Township, Bradford County. Thanks to a Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan, Gary Kelly and his family were able to transition their former dairy farm into a technologically advanced facility to raise pigs. Since Governor Tom Wolf announced the loan approval in December 2016, Makin […]
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