A Berks County farm will be expanding its operations thanks to a $400,000 economic development loan from the Pennsylvania Development Authority.
Jeffrey and Tracy Rohrer, who have a farm in Upper Bern Township, will use the funds for building a chicken pullet house. A pullet is a young hen.
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance assisted the family farm in obtaining the loan.
“We have seen an increase in utilizing PIDA for agribusiness lending, as more farmers are becoming aware of this low interest financing opportunity which reduces their overall expansion costs,” said Deb Heffner, GRCA business outreach director.
In March the Reading Eagle reported that the Rohrers received zoning approval for the expansion to add 45,000 pullets to their 145-acre farm operation.