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Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Favorably Recommends Russell Redding to Serve as PA Department of Agriculture Secretary
May 9, 2023

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Favorably Recommends Russell Redding to Serve as PA Department of Agriculture Secretary

Today, Sens. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47), majority chair; and Judy Schwank (D-11), minority chair; and members of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee gave a unanimous, favorable recommendation for Russell Redding to serve as the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.  [Read More]

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April 25, 2023

Vogel, Schwank, Agriculture Representatives Discuss the Future of the PA Over Order Premium

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, led by Chairman Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47) and Minority Chairwoman Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11), held a public hearing today to open an in-depth discussion about the state‚Äôs Over Order Premium on Class I milk and what the future of that premium could look like.  [Read More]

TUESDAY: Vogel to Hold Committee Hearing on Milk Over-Order Premium
April 24, 2023

TUESDAY: Vogel to Hold Committee Hearing on Milk Over-Order Premium

Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47), chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, will be holding a committee hearing on the over order premium on Class 1 milk in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, 401 North St., Harrisburg.  [Read More]

Sens. Vogel, Schwank Send Letter to Milk Marketing Board Voicing Opposition to House Bill 224
October 26, 2022

Sens. Vogel, Schwank Send Letter to Milk Marketing Board Voicing Opposition to House Bill 224

Today, state Sens. Elder Vogel (R-47) and Judy Schwank (D-11), the chairs of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) expressing their concerns about House Bill 224.  [Read More]

Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
July 25, 2022

Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The application period for the Very Small Meat and Poultry Processor Reimbursement Grant Program opened today at 8 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 26, 2022, according to Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47), chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.  [Read More]

The committee considers legislation and holds hearings on issues pertaining to agriculture in Pennsylvania and provides review and oversight of regulations proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

In addition, the committee participates in and monitors a number of related boards and commissions.

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