pa-agriculture

How the $3.5T budget bill before Congress helps Pa., other states on agriculture

BY: - September 14, 2021

The bill sets aside $66B for fighting climate change, encouraging research. It passed committee on party lines

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2021-22 Budget Breakdown: Conservation, Natural Resources, Environmental Protection and Ag | The Numbers Racket

BY: - July 19, 2021

Continuing our breakdown of the 2021-22 budget approved in June, this week we dive into the numbers for the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection and Agriculture.

Farmworker overtime would end racist pay gap, lawmakers and activists say

BY: - June 14, 2021

Only six states—California, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Minnesota and now Washington—offer any overtime coverage for farmworkers.

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How big is Pa.’s agriculture industry? $132.5B big, new state report finds | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 29, 2021

The industry supports more than 590,000 jobs, and it pays nearly $33 billion in wages every year, according to the report.

School safety, county block grants and Head Start: How Pa. is spending that $2.6B in CARES Act Money | The Numbers Racket

BY: - June 8, 2020

Here’s how the first half shakes out by state agency and department: 

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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.

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#PaBudget 2020: Let’s build on the Pa. Farm Bill’s success this budget season | Opinion

BY: - February 3, 2020

Current trends and opportunities in agriculture make this next budget cycle critical for sustaining the momentum created by last year’s passage of the PA Farm Bill, and for addressing a broader set of urgent industry concerns.