State Lawmakers Question Ag Secretary On Governor's PA Farm Bill Proposal

Governor Tom Wolf's PA Farm Bill proposal was the focus of a joint hearing before the state House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees. The PA Farm Bill proposal, which calls for investing $24 million in agriculture in PA, received a mostly positive response from lawmakers. But some concerns were also raised. Among them, whether $500,000 proposed for enhancing research on specialty crops is enough and if a $1.6 million initiative to grow the state's organic industry would pit farmers against farmers.