As consumers flock to organic foods, lawmakers urge more federal grants for farmers
WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers are pushing a bill that would boost support for organic farmers amid rising demand for their products. U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Angus King of Maine in the Senate, alongside U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Annie Kuster of New Hampshire in the House, introduced the Organic Market […]
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.
Farm show season highlights issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture
Farm show season is the perfect time to talk about issues currently facing the state’s diverse agricultural industry.