Mar. 19, 2019

WHAT: The House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold a joint public hearing to examine the Wolf Administration’s comprehensive “PA Farm Bill.” The proposal includes 17 separate initiatives to address issues such as business development and succession planning, processing capabilities, regulatory burdens, workforce needs, rapid response capabilities to address threats such as spotted lanternfly, agriculture infrastructure and market opportunities.

WHO: Members of both committees, including majority chairmen Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) and Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence). Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Executive Deputy Secretary Mike Hanna Jr. will be on hand to answer committee members’ questions.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Hearing Room 1, North Office Building, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring technical difficulties, the meeting will be streamed live at and

Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846,