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MELCROFT — Mountain Watershed Association, headquartered at Melcroft, Fayette County, has received a donation of a 21-acre tract of undeveloped land along Indian Creek in Saltlick Township. The parcel was donated by the Miller Family in memory and honor of Willis B. Miller and Mary L. (Swisher) Miller who made a lifetime of contributions to the Melcroft-area community.

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission monitors the effects of chronic wasting disease (CWD) year-round, but the most intense surveillance efforts coincide with Pennsylvania’s deer hunting seasons. With those seasons now closed, the public can begin to view the results of these efforts on the CWD Surveillance Dashboard, which is available online at https://pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/CWDResultsLookup.

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HARRISBURG — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that the PA Preferred® Organic Program, funded through Governor Wolf’s PA Farm Bill, is partnering with Rodale Institute and Penn State Extension to offer Pennsylvania organic farmers and those interested in transitioning to organic a series of virtual field day sessions to learn about the latest tools, techniques, and research in organic no-till crop production.

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