The agriculture industry employs over 5,000 of our community members and is a key part of our economy. In fact, our community is home to the “Mushroom Capital of the World” – Kennett Square! And even as the national number of farms decreases, our district has seen increases. That’s why we welcomed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Chester County for a tour of a fifth-generation mushroom farm and led a panel discussion with farmers and local stakeholders.
To be sure, there are many challenges facing our agriculture industry. I have prioritized finding solutions for our community so our farmers and our workforce can thrive.
I will continue to listen to producers and engage with businesses owners and workers to address trade policy concerns, labor needs, licensing delays, and more. If you’d like to see coverage of my agriculture advocacy around our district, check out the links below.