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Protecting Values In Pennsylvania
Sunday, September 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mandatory E-Verify Law for Landscape Contractors Goes into Effect October 7, 2020 »
Harrisburg – On October 7, 2020, Act 75 goes into effect which requires all construction contractors in Pennsylvania...
Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Endorses Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program »
Harrisburg – PLNA recently signed a letter in support of legislation for the new Agricultural Conservation Assistance Prog...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Names Three New Regional Directors »
Harrisburg - Beginning in late 2019, The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture welcomed Mark Critz, Sara Gligora, and Jos...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Cases Tick Upward, Governor Relaxes Restaurant Capacity Restrictions »
Harrisburg - After dropping in August, the statewide daily number of new COVID -19 cases began ticking up again in late Au...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drought Watch Declared for 16 Pennsylvania Counties »
Harrisburg, PA – On August 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) declared a drought watch for...
Sunday, May 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
General Assembly Sends Bill to Governor to Open Garden Centers, Veto Expected »
HARRISBURG – Last week, the Pennsylvania House and Senate passed HB 2388 which would open garden centers if they adhere...
Monday, May 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Wolf Denies PLNA Exemption Request for Garden Centers »
At 5:11 PM Friday, PLNA received an email denying our request for a blanket exemption for garden centers under the Governo...
Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Sends Governor over 16,000 Pennsylvania Signatures to Open Garden Centers »
ANNVILLE - PLNA today sent over 16.000 signatures to Governor Wolf from Pennsylvanians asking him to open independent fami...
Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Petition to Open Garden Centers Now Approaching 17,000 »
ANNVILLE - PLNA sent the following press release to media outlets statewide Sunday. Total petition signers are now approac...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Contemplates Banning the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos »
HARRISBURG – At the March 3 meeting of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s (PDA) Pesticide Advisory Board (Board)...
Friday, November 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Bill Creating Fund for Tree Planting »
HARRISBURG - The Governor signed legislation on November 7, 2019 to create the Keystone Tree Restricted Account to...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rally Urges Action on Lyme Disease Bill »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Lyme Resource Network held a rally at the state Capitol on October 22, 2019 to generate supp...
Monday, October 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mandatory E-Verify Bill Becomes Law without Governor’s Signature »
HARRISBURG - A bill mandating the use of the federal E-Verify system for new workers in the construction industry became l...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan Fails to Meet Goals »
In August EPA rejected Pennsylvania’s required plan for reducing the pollution it sends to the Chesapeake Bay. As the larg...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New State Budget Takes a Whack at Green Infrastructure Funds »
HARRISBURG – Governor Wolf, in signing the fiscal 2019-20 state budget, took $16 million from the Environmental Stewardshi...
Monday, September 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs Pennsylvania Farm Bill(s) »
HARRISBURG - Governor Tom Wolf recently signed a number of bills into law which affect the agricultural community. Wolf du...
Sunday, May 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pennsylvania Farm Bill Takes Shape »
HARRISBURG - In February, Governor Wolf, as part of his 2019-2020 budget proposal included $24 million for what he dubbed,...
Sunday, May 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
What’s All the Fuss Over 2,4-D and Dicamba? »
The herbicides 2,4-D and dicamba have been around for a long time. Both have been go-to herbicides in the fight against we...
Sunday, May 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pennsylvania House Bill Would Mandate Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment for Tick-Borne Diseases »
HARRISBURG – In April, the Pennsylvania House passed HB 629, which mandates health insurer coverage for extended antibioti...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workforce Development Legislative Package Passes State House »
HARRISBURG - Last week, the state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a slate of bipartisan workforce develop...
Thursday, February 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor’s Budget Reduces Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects »
HARRISBURG – Governor Wolf released his 2019-2020 fiscal year budget on February 5, 2019 with greatly reduced funding for...
Thursday, February 28, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Up to 120 Plant Species to be Considered for Regulation in Pennsylvania »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council (PISC) is considering recommending that as many as 120 plants ident...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Has Successful Legislative Session »
The 2017-2018 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly will end sine die on November 30. No further legislative acti...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fertilizer Bill Appears Dead for this Legislative Session »
HARRISBURG – Senate Bill 792, which would regulate the sale and application of lawn fertilizer, appears to be dead this se...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Proposes New Approach to Fertilizer Bill »
HARRISBURG – In June, PLNA testified about its concerns with a bill to regulate the application of fertilizer (SB 792) to...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Meets »
Situational Awareness On October 30, Governor Wolf signed into law the Controlled Plant and  Noxious  Weed...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Testifies at House Hearing on Fertilizer Bill »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee held a hearing June 5, 2018 on SB 792 , a b...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEP Issues Guidance for High Tunnel Exemption from Storm Water Rules »
HARRISBURG – DEP has issued guidance for the implementation of Act 15, a new law supported by PLNA, that exempts high tunn...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
10 Million Trees Project Launches »
LANCASTER COUNTY - A partnership of national, regional, state, and local agencies, conservation organizations, outdoors en...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Passes Fertilizer Bill after Adopting PLNA-Supported Amendments »
HARRISBURG – On March 20, the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 792, a bill to regulate the application of lawn fertilizer, af...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Exempting High Tunnels from the Stormwater Management Clears Senate, on to Governor »
HARRISBURG – A bill exempting high tunnels from the requirements of the Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Act (SMA) passe...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fertilizer Bill Sits on Precipice of Senate Approval »
HARRISBURG – Senate Bill 792, a bill to regulate the use and application of turf grass fertilizers, sits on third consider...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Growing Greener III Legislation Hits Snag »
HARRISBURG – The Growing Greener III legislation has hit a potential snag as the Senate voted last week to amend the Growi...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wolf Proposes His Fiscal 2018-19 State Budget »
HARRISBURG – On February 6, Governor Wolf announced his fiscal 2018-19 budget for Pennsylvania. The overall General Fund b...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Eichenlaub Helps Develop Strategic Plan for Pennsylvania Ag »
HARRISBURG – Dan Eichenlaub, past chairman of the PLNA board and owner of Eichenlaub, Inc., participated in the developmen...

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