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Congressman Evans Speaks to Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to Share His Top Agriculture Priorities for the 115th Congress

March 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- This week Congressman Dwight Evans was the keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Congressional Dinner during the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s National Legislative Conference in D.C.

The House Agriculture Committee, which Congressman Evans serves on, is continuing its work to reauthorize the Farm Bill in advance of its expiration next fall.

“As we head down the path of writing a new Farm Bill that addresses and properly funds the crucial agriculture needs in our cities, states and nation it is important to hear from all of the relevant stakeholders,” Congressman Evans said. “We know how important it is to grow the next generation of farm owners, increase access to fresh and healthy foods, maintain global competiveness in trade markets and secure crucial funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In order to have a Farm Bill that serves the needs of all of the members of our communities we need to listen to all perspectives to make sure everyone’s voice is heard throughout the process.”

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization which represents farms of every size and commodity across PA. They have a volunteer membership of nearly 62,000 farm and rural families.

 

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

 

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