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State Government Outlook for 2015

HARRISBURG – With lots of change in the state capitol, 2015 will be an interesting year. PLNA takes a look at what we might expect from the new governor and the new leadership in both houses of the General Assembly. The state budget will set the agenda for Governor Wolf and the General Assembly for the first six months of 2015. The state independent Fiscal Office has projected a $1.85 billion gap between spending and revenues for the 2015-2016 budget... (more)

Redding Named to Head Wolf Transition Team for Ag

Russell ReddingHARRISBURG - The transition from the Corbett Administration to the Wolf Administration is proceeding with full transition teams appointed by Governor-elect Wolf for each executive agency. Of most interest to PLNA is the appointment of Russell Redding as the head of the transition team for the Department of Agriculture (PDA). Redding, now the dean of agriculture for Delaware Valley College, had served as secretary of agriculture in the... (more)

New H2A Wage Rates in Effect

US DOL LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. - New H2A wage rates for 2015 were published and took effect December 19, 2014. In prior years, the Department of Labor would give a few weeks’ notice that the wage rates would increase so that employers could adjust payroll processing. This year, the wage rates became effective on the day that they were published... (more)


Hetz and Rose Selected as Newest PLNA Board Members

In November, the PLNA membership was called upon to elect two new representatives to the Board of Directors. Thank you for your participation. The new Board members are Hagan Hetz of Fairview Evergreen Nurseries in Erie and Torrey Rose of Holly Days Nursery in Ambler. Hagan and Torrey will begin serving their terms on ... (more)


Legislative Scorecard for 2013-2014

Pa. Capitol

HARRISBURG - PLNA had many successes during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Many of these successes were not achieved by PLNA alone, but through coalitions of other groups that shared similar interests to PLNA. PLNA is always looking for partners when we pursue legislative objectives. This is why PLNA participates actively in organizations such the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations, the Penn State Ag Council... (more)

Eighteen Counties Identified for 2015 CHEMSWEEP Program

ChemSweepHARRISBURG, PA – Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 18 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2015 through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP program. The program is offered in different counties each year. In 2015 it will be available in Bucks, Crawford, Dauphin, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia, Susquehanna, Tioga... (more)

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