May

21

2021

May 21, 2021

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Chaired by Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and the Senate Local Government Committee, Chaired by Senator Cris Dush (R-25)  will hold a joint committee hearing on Tuesday, May 25, to gather information from testifiers on utility scale solar development in the Commonwealth and related local government ordinances. [Read More]

May

07

2021

May 07, 2021

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Chaired by Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) and the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, Chaired by Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)  will hold a joint committee hearing on Wednesday, May 12, to discuss Senate Bill 284 (Bonding of Solar and Wind Installations).  The hearing will be held at 9 […] [Read More]

Mar

23

2021

March 23, 2021

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee approved four bills today (March 23), according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. [Read More]

Mar

22

2021

March 22, 2021

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will consider four bills at a meeting set for 9:15 a.m., Tuesday (March 23) in the Senate Chamber, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. [Read More]

Feb

03

2021

February 03, 2021

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today approved two bills, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. Listen [Read More]

Feb

01

2021

February 01, 2021

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will consider two bills at a meeting set for 10:45 a.m., Wednesday (February 3) in the Senate Chamber, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. [Read More]

Jan

14

2021

January 14, 2021

Senator Elder Vogel, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, and state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding talked about the virtual 2021 Farm Show and the future of farming in Pennsylvania during a discussion taped today (January 14). [Read More]

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]