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Dog law Senate bill ‘unlikely’ to move forward, aide to top Pa. senator says

BY: - October 2, 2021

Despite a funding deficit more than two decades in the making, a bill to increase dog license fees and boost funding for Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, likely won’t see a vote this session.  Legislation (SB 232) sponsored by state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, in February, is unlikely to see a vote in the […]

‘The goal is to act now’: state officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan

BY: - September 22, 2021

The plan builds on six areas of impact noted in the 2021 Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Ag. Sect’y Redding announces ‘return’ of Pa. Farm Show in 2022

BY: - September 16, 2021

The 106th Farm Show will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from Jan. 8 - 15, 2022, the Department of Agriculture confirmed. The theme for the 2022 Farm Show will be “harvesting more.”

Ag Sect’y Redding: Education, school programs will cultivate the ‘next generation’ of ag workers

BY: - August 27, 2021

As they look to secure the next generation of agricultural workers, state officials are banking on school programs that put agriculture front and center for Pennsylvania students. 

Pa. Farm Show Complex to welcome guests again starting in September

BY: - July 15, 2021

Starting this September, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg will once again start playing host to large events, officials said Thursday. The looming return of such events as sports tournaments and agricultural shows and competitions marks the end of a 16-month, pandemic-inspired hiatus that saw the sprawling building transformed into a […]

Pa. preserves 30 farms, more than 2,300 acres, to the tune of $5.1M

BY: - June 17, 2021

Since its creation, the program has preserved 5,329 farms and 552,702 acres of farmland in Pennsylvania. 

With Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement on the brink, supporters say it’s time for a ‘yes vote’ on licensing fee increases

BY: - June 14, 2021

Lending his likeness to the cause Monday, was Levi Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s second dog, who was joined by his human, Second Lady Gisele Fetterman. 

Capital-Star Q&A: Pa. Ag. Sect’y Russell Redding talks 2022 Farm Show return, COVID recovery, and the Chesapeake Bay

BY: - June 10, 2021

Bring on the milkshakes. 'Our goal is to have a 2022 Farm Show in person,' Pa.s top agriculture official says.

They’re ‘unsung heroes’: Pa. officials pay tribute to farm workers who kept food on the table during pandemic

BY: - May 11, 2021

The employer-sponsored mobile vaccination site at the mushroom farm is the result of a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Latino Connection and Highmark Blue Shield, which aims to reach the commonwealth’s diverse and underserved populations. 

Facing grim climate projections, state officials call for multi-dimensional approach to addressing climate change

BY: and - May 9, 2021

The Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment is a report produced every three years by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as directed by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70) of 2008. 

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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.

State officials warn local law enforcement, shelters, will be affected by dog law funding deficit

BY: - April 24, 2021

In addition to the $1.2 million supplemental transfer of taxpayer funds to the bureau in the 2020-21 fiscal year, the department noted in a statement Thursday that taxpayers would continue to financially support the bureau’s efforts in more ways than one.