Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee to Host Joint Hearing Jan. 10 to Review PA Farm Bill

HARRISBURG – The Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold a joint committee hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 10, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Monongahela Room at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex (2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg).  

Senate committee leaders, Majority Chair Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47) and Democratic Chair Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11), and House committee leaders, Majority Chair Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-121) and Republican Chair Rep. Dan Moul (R-91), will be hearing testimony on the impacts of the PA Farm Bill on farmers and the overall state agriculture industry over the last five years.

Testifiers for this hearing include:

  • Russell C. Redding, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  
  • Matt Gabler, Executive Director, PA Forest Products Association  
  • Heidi Witmer, Executive Director, LEAF (Leadership Education And Farming) Project  
  • John Kline, Klinedell Farms  
  • Lisa Freeman, Freeman Family Farms  
  • John Bixler, Hilltop Urban Farm  
  • Beau Ramsberg, Rettland Farms
  • Dominique Bernardo, Variety Philadelphia
  • Denele Hughson, Grow Pittsburgh

**This list may be subject to change.**

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CONTACT:    Abby Chiumento (Sen. Vogel) 717-787-3076

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