Tens of thousands of families throughout Pennsylvania continue to serve as stewards of millions of acres of farmland. Agriculture and agribusiness contribute tens of billions of dollars and countless jobs to Pennsylvania’s economy. I have great respect for the hard work and dedication of Pennsylvania’s farm families; as a matter of fact, my working career began at age 13 picking fruit at Ashcombe’s Farm in Mechanicsburg.
I’ve supported necessary reforms to our traditional farm programs and worked with the agricultural community to identify unnecessary and duplicative federal regulations that hurt their ability to do business. The agriculture policies I supported would provide certainty to Pennsylvania’s farmers, and strengthen the Nation’s agriculture sector by updating our farm policies.
Agriculture remains a key tenet of Pennsylvania’s and our Nation’s economy.