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PA Farm Bureau at Work
Articles appearing in the most recent issue of Country Focus.
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Vehicle Code Reform Bills Pass
Long sought reforms to the state's Vehicle Code have been passed by the General Assembly. The changes allow farmers to legally and safely move their equipment on roadways.
Policy Committee Gathers
Members of the Farm Bureau's Policy Development Committee gathered to prepare resolutions for Annual Meeting. The committee reviewed more than 370 resolutions surfaced through PFB's grassroots process.
Farm Bureau Offers Legal Arguments in EPA Case
Attorneys for the American Farm Bureau Federation and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau recently presented court arguments in the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for its Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan. Farm Bureau believes the EPA, in its bay plan, has failed to account for conservation practices used by farmers.
PFB Asks For Crop Insurance Expansion
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has asked the Risk Management Agency to expand the types of crop and livestock insurance programs available for Pennsylvania farmers. Some of those insurance products are available in neighboring states.
Counties Hold Their Annual Meetings
County Farm Bureau's held their Annual Meetings this fall, where policy was discussed, leaders were appointed and accomplishments were celebrated.
Berks County Challenges Clean and Green Changes
Members of the Berks County Farm Bureau were able to persuade officials in county government not to change the way that Clean and Green properties were assessed. A number of farmers spoke up at a meeting about how the change could have impacted their operations.
MSC and Nationwide Meet
Account supervisors from MSC Business Services met with Nationwide agribusiness on ways to promote each other's services. Six meetings were held across the state to gain an understanding of the services that each provides.