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OPINION: Farmworker Housing Crisis Looms

The state Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees gathered for a hearing at the PA Farm Show on January 10, 2024, to discuss the five-year impact of the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill.

The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show brings a circular focus to agriculture in Harrisburg and officials call attention to issues that get overlooked.

During a joint House and Senate committee hearing, Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding warned that a housing shortage affects farmers, too.

“One issue of particular interest right now is farmworker housing,” Redding said. “I think it’s an issue fo...


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