Farm Bill

State and federal officials hosted a summit at Mount Aloysius College Monday to talk about legislation that would help the dairy industry.
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Pennsylvania dairy farmers have been under continuous pressure of decreasing fluid milk consumption in the country and tight markets met by production surpluses and tariffs. Congressman Glenn Thompson led a summit at Mount Aloysius College in Cambria County Monday, reassuring producers and farmers that a handful of new policies would offer meaningful assistance to the industry.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey arriving at Ag Progress Days
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Every year, politicians and political hopefuls turn out for lunch at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days in Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County.

This year, that included Democratic Senator Bob Casey and Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta.

Casey urged those at the lunch Wednesday to push both parties to make the Farm Bill not just a bipartisan effort, but one that gets passed on time.