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May 26, 2022 - Bethlehem, PA

Governor Wolf Highlights Investment in Innovative Solution to Feeding the Future

Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farming's newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governor's investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm.

"My investment in Bowery Farming supports economic revitalization for Bethlehem, creates jobs, and improves food security," said Governor Wolf. "Pennsylvania's agriculture industry is well known for its innovation, and Bowery will help us to continue charting a path for a sustainable, food-secure future."

Bowery Farming is the largest vertical farming company in the United States. The new farm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is its largest, most technologically advanced and sustainable farm. The Governor's Action Team worked with Bowery to set roots for its first Pennsylvania farm in the Lehigh Valley. Bowery received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $210,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $250,000 Enterprise Zone Tax Credit through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. With this support, Bowery has constructed a 150,000 square-foot facility on 8.7 acres that will create and retain at least 70 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. The company has pledged to invest more than $30 million in this project.


List of Speakers:
Irving Fain, CEO Bowery Farming
Governor Tom Wolf
J. William Reynolds, Mayor of Bethlehem
Shefali Mehta, PhD, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Research
Lamont McClure, Northampton County Executive



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf tours the farm with Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf, getting a tour from Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Shefali Mehta, USDA Acting Chief Scientist and Deputy Under Secretary of Research, Education, speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf tours the farm with Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.Governor Tom Wolf, getting a tour from Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf tours the farm with Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and others,  getting a tour from Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf tours the farm with Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf, getting a tour from Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mayor J. William Reynolds speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks with Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming (center) and Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf listens as Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Shefali Mehta, USDA Acting Chief Scientist and Deputy Under Secretary of Research, Education, and Economics greeting Governor Tom Wolf.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf tours the farm with Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming and Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf tours the farm with Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lamont McClure, Northampton County Executive honoring Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mayor J. William Reynolds speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20882_gov_boweryFarm_dz_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lamont McClure, Northampton County Executive honoring Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming.  Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today toured Bowery Farmings newest vertical farm in Bethlehem and highlighted the governors investment in the new farm that will create at least 70 good paying jobs and help feed the 50 million people within a 200-mile radius of the farm. Bethlehem, PA  May 26, 2022