Committee Unanimously Backs Nominee for Agriculture Secretary

George Greig would help promote Pennsylvania’s largest industry

Harrisburg – The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47), today unanimously recommended Senate confirmation of George Greig as Secretary of Agriculture.

The Crawford County dairy farmer brings a depth of experience and knowledge to the position of Agriculture Secretary. In addition to running a successful dairy farm, Acting Secretary Greig has served as township supervisor in Conneaut Township and the USDA Farm Service Agency PA State Committee. Mr. Greig has held many positions at the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, most recently serving as State Board Director for the past six years.

“Agriculture directly impacts the everyday lives of all Pennsylvanians. Because agriculture is so important to the economy and welfare of the Commonwealth, it is important that the Secretary understands the vital role that agriculture plays in Pennsylvania,” Vogel said. “I feel confident that Acting Secretary Greig’s experience in both the public and private sector will help him carry out the Department’s mission,” Vogel added.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is responsible for promoting agriculture and related industries throughout the state as well as playing an integral role in consumer protecting.

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