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May 20, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Secretary of Agriculture Urges Congressional Support of Pennsylvania's Vital Agriculture, Food Industries through Federal Stimulus

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding this week wrote to Pennsylvania's congressional delegation asking for urgent support of Pennsylvania's agriculture and food industries that have continued to operate and sustain life in the commonwealth despite the great risk, stress, uncertainty, and disruption brought by COVID-19.

<a href="" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding speaks during a press conference, which talked about the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS), which provides farmers funding to get food that would otherwise go to waste to vulnerable families who need it most, outside of Hess Brother's Fruit Company on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Governor Wolf requested a $1 million funding increase for the program in his 2020-21 budget proposal