agricultural-issues

Pa. GOP lawmakers threaten state funding for Penn veterinary program over vaccine policy

BY: - June 8, 2021

A group of House Republicans are threatening to withhold almost $32 million in state funding for Philadelphia’s largest private employer over its employee vaccine policy.

Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of Tuesday confirmation hearing

BY: - February 1, 2021

Black farmers also say that at the USDA under Vilsack, agricultural census data was distorted to falsely show that there was a boom in the number of Black farmers. 

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Squeezed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pa. farmers look to state, feds for help. But some are falling through the cracks

BY: - June 7, 2020

While some programs have been able to provide a decent amount of money to small dairy operations, some small, specialty producers in the state say they’re finding themselves left out.

Pa. House committee takes up agricultural concerns related to COVID-19

BY: - May 27, 2020

The meeting was held to address agricultural issues related to COVID-19. Committee Chairman Rep. Martin Causer, R-McKean, said Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home orders were done in a “haphazard nature” that muddied communication in the agriculture sector.

Limited workplace protections, packaging woes could stress food supplies, lawmakers worry 

BY: - April 22, 2020

More face masks and flexible food packaging are needed to keep Pennsylvania’s grocery stores in stock, legislative leaders warned Wednesday.

Farm show season highlights issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture

BY: - January 7, 2020

Farm show season is the perfect time to talk about issues currently facing the state’s diverse agricultural industry.

Moo-ve over skim milk: These lawmakers are udderly serious about bringing back whole milk

BY: - June 19, 2019

Surrounded by sash-wearing dairy princesses, lawmakers gulping down chocolate milk, and a sea of concerned farmers and their families, allies of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry made a plea in the Capitol Tuesday on behalf of the country’s school children — let them drink milk. Whole milk, that is. In 2010, the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress pushed through […]