Congressman Evans Visits Agriculture Progress Days at Pennsylvania State

August 17, 2017
Press Release

This week, Congressman Dwight Evans attended Agriculture (Ag) Progress Days at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.  While there, Congressman Evans participated in various events throughout the day, starting with a hearing with Pennsylvania State Legislators on the state of Agriculture in Pennsylvania.  He also co-moderated a forum entitled "Barnyard Discussion: Issues Driving the State of Pennsylvania Agriculture" with Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-05), Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding, and President of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Rick Ebert.

"The forum discussion focused on the issues impacting Pennsylvania Agriculture, including cities reliance on the farming community, the importance of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and ways in which food serves as a connector of national and international communities.  As we head down the road towards the Farm Bill, we must ensure we hear from our communities to ensure all priorities are considered," said Congressman Dwight Evans.

Ag Progress Days is Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agriculture exhibition and features the latest agricultural technology, research displays, and educational programs.  Each year, over 45,000 attendees make their way to Ag Progress Days from Pennsylvania and the surrounding states for the three-day event. 

Congressman Evans is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, where he serves on the Subcommittee on Nutrition and the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.



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