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10.15.19: CONGRESSWOMAN CHRISSY HOULAHAN (PA) CELEBRATES NATIONAL MUSHROOM DAY, HONORS PA’s MUSHROOM GROWERS WITH LEGISLATION TO HONOR PA'S MUSHROOM GROWERS 

Avondale, PA, October 15, 2019 –Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) today announced legislation that formally recognizes today, October 15th, as National Mushroom Day and honors the regions of Chester and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania, for their unparalleled contributions to the national mushroom industry.

10.15.19: MUSHROOMS ON THE MIC: Mushrooms are on the Mic: Mushroom Industry, Hagley Museum Collaborate on Oral History of PA Mushroom Industry

Avondale, PA, October 15, 2019 –Kennett Square, PA, is known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World,” and the Hagley Museum is providing first-hand accounts of how the area became so synonymous with mushrooms.

10.5.19: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DESIGNATES SEPTEMBER NATIONAL MUSHROOM MONTH
Highlights Economic, Nutritional, and Environmental Impact of Mushrooms

Avondale, PA, September 4, 2019 – In soup, on a pizza, stuffed, sautéed, or sliced, mushrooms are increasingly taking a starring role on consumers’ plates. With so much to love about mushrooms, it’s no wonder the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated September as National Mushroom Month.

08.12.19 MUSHROOM GROWERS FACING RISING COSTS

Avondale, PA, August 12, 2019 -- U.S. mushroom growers are facing rising costs due to climate volatility, continued labor issues, changes in consumer preferences, transportation expenses, and more, just as the industry is preparing for its busy fall holiday season when mushroom demand increases 30%-40%, according to the American Mushroom Institute.

05.30.19: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE VISITS
MUSHROOM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD; Mushroom Industry Leaders Participate in Roundtable Discussion with the Secretary

Avondale, PA, May 30, 2019 – Mushroom farmers and their communities rolled out the red carpet today to host the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who sat down with mushroom industry leaders and other agricultural sectors to discuss issues affecting their operations, American Mushroom Institute (AMI) announced today.

04.18.19: EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY ON A MUSHROOM FARM 

Avondale, PA, April 18, 2019 – Growing mushrooms is a mystery to most people. Because they are grown in indoor growing houses, you don’t see them in field. But this growing process is just part of what makes mushrooms one of the most sustainable foods.

03.14.19: MUSHROOM INDUSTRY IS ECONOMIC ENGINE ACROSS U.S.

Avondale, PA, March 14, 2019 – Those small button mushrooms in the produce aisle pack a big economic punch, according to a report released today by the American Mushroom Institute. The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Mushroom Industry report shows the U.S. mushroom industry has an economic impact of $3.1 billion, through sales of mushrooms, supplies and other indirect spending. The report coincides with National Agriculture Day designed in part to highlight the significant role agriculture plays in maintaining a strong economy.

02.11.19: 25th NORTH AMERICAN MUSHROOM CONFERENCE DRAWS INDUSTRY LEADERS, RESEARCHERS; Conference to Feature Education & Discussion of Future of Mushroom Growing

Avondale, PA, Feb. 11, 2019 – Hundreds of mushroom industry growers, business leaders and researchers will gather in Orlando, Florida, February 14-16, for the 25th North American Mushroom Conference (NAMC). The conference brings together industry stakeholders from North America and around the world for discussions and educational sessions on issues affecting the industry. This year’s theme, Growing a Brighter Future, highlights innovations and advances in the industry and what mushroom businesses can expect in the future.

02.04.19: AMERICAN MUSHROOM INSTITUTE HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Avondale, PA, February 4, 2019 – The American Mushroom Institute (AMI) has hired Rachel Roberts as Executive Director, the association announced today.

Roberts comes to the association with 20 years of experience in policy consulting, government and nonprofit management and enjoys connecting business leaders, elected officials and community leaders.

01.07.19: MUSHROOM FARMERS: THE ORIGINAL RECYCLERS; Mushroom growing, recycling on display at 103rd PA Farm Show

Avondale, PA, January 7, 2019 – Did you know that mushroom farmers are considered the “original recyclers” due to their use of the byproducts of other commodities during the mushroom farming process? While today’s mushroom farms are highly technical operations, mushroom production includes reprocessed materials and repurposed ingredients, making mushroom farmers leaders in agriculture recycling.

01.04.19: PA MUSHROOM FARMERS, HISTORY AND INNOVATION SHOWCASED AT 103RD PA FARM SHOW

Avondale, PA, January 4, 2019 – Southeast Pennsylvania is known as the ‘Mushroom Capital of the World,” where the largest concentration of mushrooms farms in the country operate. These 53 farms produce nearly two-thirds of all the common button mushrooms grown in the United States, and last year produced more than 570 million pounds of mushrooms with a farm gate value of $575 million, according to the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania (MFPA).

01.03.19: MUSHROOM INDUSTRY IS ECONOMIC ENGINE IN PA: PA’s #1 Crop Will Be on Display at PA Farm Show

Avondale, PA, January 3, 2019 – The economic impact of the mushroom industry in the state of Pennsylvania is $1.1 billion, according to a new report released by the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania (MFPA). The report, authored by Econsult Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, measures the economic impact of the mushroom industry in Pennsylvania and nationally.

 

 

 

 

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