Feb

10

2016

February 10, 2016

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (February 10) held a public hearing on a bill that would legalize the sale of fireworks in Pennsylvania, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47). [Read More]

Feb

05

2016

February 05, 2016

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 10, to gather testimony on a bill that would permit the sale of fireworks to Pennsylvania residents, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47). Listen [Read More]

Oct

26

2015

October 26, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Senator Elder Vogel, will consider legislation to allow the growth of industrial hemp during a meeting set for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, in Room 8E-B of the State Capitol East Wing. [Read More]

Aug

18

2015

August 18, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will hold a joint informational meeting on Wednesday to discuss the state’s preparedness against the highly pathogenic avian influenza, according to the committee Chairmen Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Representative Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter). [Read More]

May

12

2015

May 12, 2015

The Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees, chaired by Senator Elder Vogel and Representative Martin Causer, will hold an informational meeting to discuss legislation to allow the growth and cultivation, for research purposes, of industrial hemp in the Commonwealth. [Read More]

May

11

2015

May 11, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will consider the nomination of Russell Redding as Secretary of Agriculture at its meeting set for noon, Tuesday, May 12, in Room 8E-A of the East Wing of the state Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. [Read More]

Feb

24

2015

February 24, 2015

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (February 24) approved legislation that makes substantial regulatory changes necessary to protect and bolster Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, according to Senator Elder Vogel, committee chairman and prime sponsor of the bill. [Read More]

Oct

22

2013

October 22, 2013

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today approved legislation that would peel away an unnecessary regulatory burden imposed on Pennsylvania’s potato farmers, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. [Read More]

Jun

12

2013

June 12, 2013

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today (June 11) approved a bill that would ease the regulatory burden on Pennsylvania farmers who sell their produce at farmers' markets, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. [Read More]