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April 28, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Governor Wolf: New Report Reveals $132.5 Billion Economic Impact for Pennsylvania Agriculture, Outlines Strategic Growth Opportunities

The Wolf Administration released a new economic impact report for Pennsylvania's leading agriculture industry, in coordination with Team Pennsylvania and eConsult Solutions Inc., and Governor Tom Wolf made one thing clear: agriculture is fundamental to Pennsylvania's economy.

"Since the founding of the commonwealth agriculture has been a cornerstone of our state's economy. We rely on the people who power the industry and the food they produce to sustain our lives," said Gov. Wolf. "This report shows us plainly what we all realized over the past year: agriculture is vital to our lives and our economy. Pennsylvanians and policy-makers alike should do everything in their power to support it."

The new report for Pennsylvania agriculture's economic impact shows that the industry has a $132.5 billion annual economic impact and supports more than 590,000 jobs paying nearly $33 billion in wages annually. The report also makes strategic recommendations intended to help guide Pennsylvania's agriculture industry as it continues to navigate an ever-changing marketplace.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding outlines a new economic impact report for Pennsylvania's leading agriculture industry, and strategic growth opportunities, at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Scott Sechler, owner of Bell & Evans, discusses the growth his company has seen in the last year and voices his support for the Pennsylvania agriculture industry, in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding outlines a new economic impact report for Pennsylvania's leading agriculture industry, and strategic growth opportunities, at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding outlines a new economic impact report for Pennsylvania's leading agriculture industry, and strategic growth opportunities, at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The Wolf Administration reveals findings from new report, including $132.5 billion in economic impact for Pennsylvania agriculture, at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Scott Sechler, owner of Bell & Evans, discusses the growth his company has seen in the last year and voices his support for the Pennsylvania agricultural industry, in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ryan Unger, president and CEO of Team Pennsylvania, discusses the new economic impact report and recommendations at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ryan Unger, president and CEO of Team Pennsylvania, discusses the new economic impact report and recommendations at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Senate Democratic Agriculture Chairwoman Judy Schwank discusses the benefits of the new economic impact report and how it will help move the Pennsylvania agriculture industry forward, at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18713_agric_impactReport_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Senate Democratic Agriculture Chairwoman Judy Schwank discusses the benefits of the new economic impact report and how it will help move the Pennsylvania agriculture industry forward, at the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, PA on April 28, 2021.