Senate Passes “Farming First” Bills to Support PA Agriculture

HARRISBURG – In recognition of the tremendous contributions of Pennsylvania’s agriculture community to the state’s economy and heritage, the Senate passed five bills today to ensure farming operations remain an important part of the state’s future. The bills in the...

Wednesday: Senators to Outline Details of “Farming First” Package

Watch Live Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chair Elder Vogel (R-47) and Senate Republicans will hold a Capitol news conference at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, to discuss Senate passage of the “Farming First” legislative package. The event will be...

Finance Committee Advances Farmer “Legacy” Tax Credit Measure

    The Senate Finance Committee today (May 1) approved a measure that will encourage existing farmers and landowners to help beginning farmers get started in the business, according to Committee Chairman Scott Hutchinson. Senate Bill 478, a measure...

Bill Exempting Milk Haulers from Travel Bans Earns Committee Approval

  HARRISBURG – A bill that would exempt milk haulers from travel bans imposed during an emergency declaration was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee today, according to the bill’s sponsors, Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23). Senate...