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Pa. Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement ‘unable to fulfill its mission’ state officials say, citing lack of funding increases

BY: - February 25, 2021

During a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding repeated his August 2020 call for the Legislature to consider two bills that would end 24 years of idle funding by increasing dog license fees for an altered dog from $6.50 to $10 and lower the age of licensure from three months to eight weeks, the age at which many dogs move to their permanent homes. 

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Preserving Pa.’s farms | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 11, 2020

What you might not have known is that the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Program has been in place since 1988, with its first preservation occurring a year later in 1989. 

Biden to tap a trio of Midwesterners to lead agriculture, housing, veterans affairs agencies

BY: - December 10, 2020

If confirmed by the Senate, Fudge will lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the second Black woman to head the $50 billion agency, and Vilsack will be agriculture secretary, a position he held for eight years in the Obama administration. 

Ag. Secretary Redding: Buying Pa. Preferred is an easy way to support Pa. farmers this Thanksgiving

BY: - November 24, 2020

In an effort to support Pennsylvania-based farmers this holiday season, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is asking shoppers to purchase “PA Preferred” products at their grocery stores. 

State officials say Pa.’s dog law enforcement is on ‘life support’

BY: - August 5, 2020

Without an increase in funding, supporters said they worry about what will happen to the state’s dog population, officials said Wednesday.