Today, July 20th is National Pennsylvania Day! Here are some facts about PA that you may have not known:

  • PA was the 2nd state to join the union
  • Philadelphia was the temporary state capital before Harrisburg was made the permanent capital of PA
  • Known as the Keystone state
  • Snack capital of the US.  Some of the snack producers are Hersheys, Utz, Middlesworth (Elite Ms United States Agriculture’s Sponsor) and Snyders
  • Home of Seltzers Lebanon Bologna (Platinum Sponsor for: Elite Ms United States Agriculture’s Sponsor)
  • PA had the very first volunteer fire department organized by Benjamin Franklin in 1736
  • PA Commodities:
    • 1st in Agaricus Mushrooms
    • 1st in Standing hardwood saw timber
    • 2nd in butter
    • 3rd in corn
    • 4th in egg production, apples and Christmas trees
    • 5th in dairy cows
    • 6th in maple syrup
  • 70% of PA’s farm income comes from livestock product sales.  Milk is most important commodity with farmers providing 5.5% of the nations supply
  • Crops grown in PA consist of corn, grain, hay, soybeans, wheat and oats
  • Total acres of farmland in pa is 7.7 million
  • Apples, Cherries, Peaches and Grapes are also grown in PA
  • Dairy farming is the largest industry in PA
  • Kennett Square is the mushroom capital of the world
  • Indiana County is the Christmas tree capital of the work
  • Borough of Kane is known as the black cherry capital of the world
  • PA is home of the most famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil

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Blog 2. 2019

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