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January 12, 2013

Young Bucks Carry on Traditions at the Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show features more than six-thousand animals – and many are reared and exhibited by people not long out of high school.  WITF's Capital Bureau Chief Mary Wilson reports on how Pennsylvania’s oldest industry is faring with its newest recruits.


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What the Farm Bill Extension Means For PA Ag

The fiscal cliff deal that passed in the final hours of the 112th Congress contained a last-minute, nine-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation that sets agricultural and food assistance policy, and it impacts Pennsylvania. 

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Audiences React to 'Promised Land'

What did people in the real "Promised Land" think?

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Promised Land--Does Damon Get Fracking Right?

It was only a matter of time before someone made a feature movie about fracking. Promised Land is billed as an anti-fracking movie, a movie about the tough choices rural places have to make, and the role of big business in the country’s new energy frontiers. How does it stand up to real life? 

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Devil-May-Care Dad, Olympics Inspired Winter Adventures

When Allegheny Front host Jennifer Szweda Jordan was just a snow bunny, fast and fearless was her motto for dealing with winter. Inspired by the Olympics and and a dad with a devil-may-care attitude, she flung herself at ski mountains and sledding hills. These days, she's slowed down. In this commentary, she explores how walking is her new winter adventure. 

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Value-Added Forests: The Working Woodlands Program

The Nature Conservancy has a new new way to conserve land, help curb climate change and make money for landowners. 

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