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New Measures to Support Farmers Signed into Law


Provided by Gov. Wolf's office

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, (seated, left), and Gov. Tom Wolf, center, sign into law new legislation establishing the Pennsylvania Farm Bill inside the Governor's Reception Room at the State Capitol building in Harrisburg on Monday, July 1, 2019. Seated on either side are Pennsylvania FFA President Timber Thebes, left, and Pennsylvania 4-H president Andrew Bowman. State Sen. Judy Ward is immediately behind Bowman, who is wearing a green 4-H jacket.

Editor's Note: The information in this article was provided by the office of Republican state Sen. Judy Ward and the office of Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf.

A broad package of bills to support Pennsylvania agriculture and encourage new generations of farmers to continue the state's rich farming heritage were signed by Democratic Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf, including several measures introduced and supported by state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30th).

Ward sponsored Senate Bill 661, which would create four new programs to support the agriculture community – the Agricultural Business Development Center, Agriculture and...

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