Close to 60% of Pennsylvania is covered in forests. That still leaves 7.3 million acres of farmland for producers to raise livestock, mushrooms and haylage (hey what?). Learn more about what else the Keystone State produces in this episode of Ag States of America.

Fun Facts:

  • The first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh in 1909.
  • In 1943, the Steelers and Eagles, two NFL teams, formed a combined team because neither could field a full team due to World War II. The team was called the Steagles and they finished with a winning record, something the Eagles had yet to achieve.
  • Pennsylvanians love their chips. PA has six regional potato chip companies: Herr's, Utz, Martin's, Bon Ton, Bickel's and Snyder's of Hanover scattered around the state's Potato Chip Belt.

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About the Host

Charlie Berens is a comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author, Emmy-winning journalist, musician and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. He currently resides in Milwaukee and is a Wisconsin native who has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS, Variety, MTV News and more. He creates weekly content for his various social platforms and has amassed over 5 million followers.

In 2017, Charlie began hosting his weekly comedic online news show, the Manitowoc Minute. In 2020, he paired up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades alum Adam Greul to release the music/comedy album, Unthawed. His first book, The Midwest Survival Guide, was released in November of 2021 and immediately became a New York Times Best Seller. Charlie hosts the Cripescast podcast where he interviews musicians, artists, comedians, creators and more to talk about their story and connections to the Midwest.

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