Pennsylvania Governor Proposes Farm Bill for State

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has unveiled the PA Farm Bill, a proposal to provide support for and continued investments in the commonwealth’s agriculture industry. According to the governor’s office, the PA Farm Bill will provide for business development and succession planning, create accommodations for a growing animal agriculture sector, remove regulatory burdens, strengthen the ag workforce, protect infrastructure, and make Pennsylvania the nation’s leading organic state. The proposal also includes support for urban agriculture initiatives and a newly created state-level specialty crop block grant program to support growing industries like hemp, hops, and hardwoods.