Committee Members

Republicans


Elder Vogel
, Chair
Doug Mastriano, Vice-Chair
Joe Scarnati, ex-officio
David Argall

 
Ryan Aument
Michele Brooks
Gene Yaw

Democrats

Judy Schwank, Minority Chair
Andrew Dinniman
John Sabatinia
Sharif Street

Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

 

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

 

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. | Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

 

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee | June 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation) |     [Read More]

 

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee | February 6, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | Penn State University, Beaver Campus |     [Read More]

 

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee | February 4, 2020 | 9:45 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

 

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee | November 20, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

News

Sep

22

2020

September 22, 2020

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee delved into the widespread and devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Pennsylvania’s farming community during a public hearing today (September 22) in Harrisburg, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47th).   [Read More]

Aug

25

2020

August 25, 2020

Last week the state Department of Agriculture made a surprising announcement that shocked and disappointed farming families across the state when it announced plans to shut down the Pennsylvania Farm Show for 2021.   [Read More]

Jun

23

2020

June 23, 2020

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (June 23) approved five bills, including two that address fairs and food establishments impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]

Aug

14

2019

August 14, 2019

Members of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees highlighted advances in animal health and biosecurity during a public hearing today that was held in conjunction with Penn State’s Ag Progress Days 2019.   [Read More]

Jun

24

2019

June 24, 2019

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will consider five bills intended to assist Pennsylvania farmers and promote agricultural operations in the Commonwealth at a meeting set for 12:30 p.m., today (Monday, June 24) in Room 461 of the State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]

May

06

2019

May 06, 2019

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chair Elder Vogel (R-47) and Senate Republicans will hold a Capitol news conference at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, to discuss Senate passage of the “Farming First” legislative package. Watch Live   [Read More]