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IMG_3977-president-Ebert-medWestmoreland County Dairy Farmer Elected New Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President

Richard “Rick” Ebert has been elected President of PFB during the 64th Annual Meeting in Hershey  Read more

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PA Farm Bureau President Provides Updates
on EPA Lawsuit, WOTUS and Vows to Work with New Governor Read more

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) supported legislation requiring gas well operators to be more accountable to surface landowners and gas well leaseholders  Read more

liquid-milkPMMB Decides to Keep the Status Quo with Dairy Price
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) commended the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) for keeping the Class I over-order premium price for milk at $1.60 per hundredweight and to maintain the current fuel adjuster for the six-month period ending March 31, 2015.  Read more  


DTR-Postcard-for-webPennsylvania Farm Bureau Submits Comments Opposing EPA & Army Corps Waters of the U.S. Proposal Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has submitted comments opposing a proposed rule change that attempts to expand federal regulatory authority over virtually every acre of farmland across the country under what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers call “Waters of the United States.”  Read more

Columbia County Farm Bureau - receiving national recognition from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Read more
Governor Signs Three Bills Supported by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Including Bill Increasing Transparency on the Expiration of Gas Well Leases - PFB participated in a press conference hosted by Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Scott Perry, calling on the EPA and Army Corps to listen to the thousands of comments they have received and abandon attempts to expand authority under the Clean Water Act.

Northern Long Eared Bat - Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) warned against adding a common bat species to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) list. Read more
Solar-panels-smAlternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 written comments submitted to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) by PA Farm Bureau in response to a proposal to revise the regulatory standards for implementation of the . Read more



Pension Reform #1 Priority
Pennsylvania farmers are urging the state General Assembly to make pension reform its number one priority when lawmakers return to Harrisburg next month.  Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB), which is the state’s largest farm organization, says lawmakers can’t continue to kick the can on pension reform, especially now that the unfunded liability has reached a staggering $50 billion.

“Higher property taxes are especially troublesome for farmers, who require large amounts
of land as part of doing business.  Most school districts will have no alternative but to raise property taxes to support the school pension system if the legislature fails to act.”
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