BLOG: What’s Happening at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show

first_img 100th Farm Show,  The Blog The winter holidays have come and gone, but now Pennsylvanians are gearing up for a very exciting annual tradition in Harrisburg — the Pennsylvania Farm Show.This year is extra special because we are celebrating the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show. The theme is “Our Commonwealth’s Blue Ribbon Experience,” which is a nod to individual experiences visitors have enjoyed since the first show took place in 1917.The 2016 Farm Show logo, a blue ribbon, recognizes the range of exhibits and contests that take place throughout the week-long event and make the Farm Show Pennsylvania’s state fair.In addition to yearly crowd pleasers like the butter sculpture, grape stomp, and legendary food court, this year’s show offers several new exhibits and events, including:A Weis Markets’ Farm-To-Shelf exhibit in the Weis Expo Hall where you can interact with farmers, processors and grocery store staff and learn about how the food you purchase at your local grocery store is grown, harvested and sourced and then makes its way to youPennsylvania Dairymen’s Association will reveal a new flavor in recognition of the 100th show at the opening of the PA Preferred™ Food Court on Friday, January 8 at noonA first-of-its-kind mushroom-growing exhibit, highlighting the growing process from raw materials to compost, from spawn to the delicious finished productVisitors will have the chance to be the judge and decide which of the four BBQ sauces at the PennAg Industries food booth will be named the 2016 PA Farm Show Best BBQ Sauce – including two sauces developed by PennAg Industries.The famous PA Preferred™ Food Court will offer new items as part of its taste of Pennsylvania:A blended mushroom burger from the American MushroomA carrot cake funnel cake from the Pennsylvania Vegetable GrowersWalking goat meat tacos and ribs from the Pennsylvania Livestock AssociationA BBQ Beef Bowl from the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s AssociationChocolate-covered bacon, chicken bites, fish sliders, fish nachos, oversized fresh-baked cookies and breakfast pretzel rolls from the PennAg Industries Association SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The agriculture industry in Pennsylvania employs almost 500,000 people and has a $40 billion impact on our state’s economy. The Farm Show serves as a gathering place for both farm families and city dwellers — a place for teaching and learning, competing and improving, and for enjoying the fruits of much labor and celebrating the commonwealth’s number one industry.I invite you attend this free, family-friendly event over the next week and take advantage of everything Pennsylvania agriculture has to offer.For a full schedule, parking information and more, visit the Pennsylvania Farm Show website. BLOG: What’s Happening at the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show By: Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture January 06, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Exclusive – ‘We should do this more often!’ Arsenal players react to back-to-back FA Cup wins

first_imgArsenal fans were in a jubilant mood as they celebrated a second successive FA Cup final victory at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.The Gunners were rampant throughout an utterly one-side affair, as they thumped Aston Villa 4-0 thanks to goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Oliver Grioud.Wembley was awash with their unfamiliar yellow away colours as the Emirates Stadium faithful enjoyed another successful day for the club, having put their previous ten-year barren spell firmly behind them with back-to-back titles.And talkSPORT’s touchline reporter Ian Danter was in the thick it as the Arsenal stars kicked off the celebrations on the hallowed pitch.Listen to talkSPORT interviews with Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramey above!last_img read more

Home Sales in Spring off to a Slow Start

first_img Home Sales Homebuyers Homebuying homes HOUSING Inventory RE/MAX Sellers Spring 2019-04-16 Radhika Ojha The spring homebuying season in 2019 is off to a slow start despite home sales climbing almost 29% in March compared with February according to data from the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report.In fact, the report indicated that this is the slowest start to the homebuying season in five years with home sales remaining 8.6% below March 2018 levels. According to the report, from 2015 to 2018 the housing market saw average sales during the start of the spring season (February to March) averaging 37%. March 2019’s month-over-month increase of 28.8% was the smallest since 24.6% in 2014.March saw the eighth consecutive month of year-over-year sales declines according to the report. It also saw the sixth straight month of year-over-year inventory growth, with a 5.3% gain.Median sales prices also grew year-over-year by 3.4%. However, these gains were smaller than January and February which had seen gains of 4.6% and 5.5% respectively. However, the median sales price has risen by more than 3% year-over-year in 17 of the last 18 months.”It was encouraging to see month-over-month sales improve during March,” said Adam Contos, CEO, RE/MAX. “Although the seasonal bounce that typically ends the first quarter wasn’t as strong as in the past few years, conditions are in place for a healthy spring selling season.”Days on the market for homes also increased from 57 days in March 2018 to 59 days this year, while Months Supply of Inventory declined year-over-year to 2.7 months from three months.Regionally, Burlington, Vermont saw the highest increase in sales which rose 48.3% followed by Wichita, Kansas (46.8%) and San Francisco (44.3%). However, San Francisco was also among the two metros that saw a year-over-year price decline at -3.8%. At -1.4%, Hartford, Connecticut was the only other metro to see a price decline.Despite the slow start, Contos is optimistic about the spring homebuying season this year. “Falling interest rates, rising inventory and moderating price increases against the backdrop of a healthy overall economy are cause for optimism for buyers and sellers alike,” he said. Share April 16, 2019 618 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Data, News Home Sales in Spring off to a Slow Startlast_img read more