Pennsylvania’s Painterland Sisters are farming with the future in mind
The urge to sustain the family business and bring stability to the operation led the sisters to ask: “How do we keep it sustainable and stable for our family?” That question led the sisters to launch an organic yogurt company in March 2022, marking the transition to the family’s fourth generation of farmers.
Looking to harness ‘great potential,’ Pa. banks on the future of organic agriculture
Building on the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, which allocates $1.6 million annually to support organic farming, Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed another $1 million investment in organics in the 2023-24 fiscal year budget, calling organics the “future of Pennsylvania agriculture.”
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.
Bill banking on Pa. organics has Dept. of Ag’s support
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinksi, D-Luzerne, would allow the state to continue allocating budget dollars to the Department of Agriculture for the purpose of funding the program in areas such as promotion, marketing and financial assistance to farmers on a permanent basis.