Senator Elder Vogel Jr. was appointed today by President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to be the new Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. The Committee considers legislation and holds hearings on issues pertaining to agriculture in Pennsylvania and provides review and oversight on regulations proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
“In a short amount of time, Elder has become known in the Senate for his expertise on a wide range of issues affecting agriculture. As a citizen-legislator and fourth-generation dairy farmer, Elder not only knows agriculture, he lives it every day,” Senator Scarnati said. “Elder’s background and experience will provide the Senate and the agricultural community with a common sense approach as we look to tackle the many issues facing agriculture today.”
“I am honored to be appointed by Senator Scarnati to be the new Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee,” Senator Vogel said. “I look forward to working with the other members of the Committee, across the partisan lines, as we work on the diverse issues facing the agricultural community.”
CONTACT: Joe Weidner