Shapiro signs bill to make Pa. Preferred Organic label permanent
Established in 2019 as part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, the PA Preferred Organic Program was part of efforts to help Pennsylvania farmers increase and diversify their income.
Population projections highlight need for long-term solutions to sustain rural Pa.
The population of Pennsylvania’s rural counties is projected to decline 5.8% over the next 30 years, with the state projected to grow just 1.6% based on increases in urban population.
Lawmakers, seeing demand for organic produce, seek to make Pa. Preferred program permanent
The department will defend its proposed budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year at a Senate Appropriations hearing on March 28.
Pa. House bill would boost accountability on hospital shutdowns | Thursday Morning Coffee
The bill is now before the House Health Committee; companion legislation is before the state Senate.