Agriculture

Houlahan Honored With Pennsylvania’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award For Her Support Of Local Agriculture

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) received the Friend of Farm Bureau Award in recognition of her support for agriculture-related policies in the 116th Congress. “I’m grateful not only for this recognition but also for the important work and leadership the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau provides for our community’s agricultural sector,” said Houlahan. “Chester and Berks c... Read more »

At Local Vineyard, Houlahan Advocates For Her Bipartisan Effort To Combat The Spotted Lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan leads press conference on her work to eradicate the spotted lanternfly from PA. Local leaders join Rep. Houlahn’s effort to save PA farms from invasive species. From left to right: Heather Leach, Penn State Entomologist, Anthony and Karen Vietri, Owners of Va La Vineyards, State Rep. Christina Sappey, Chester County Commissioner Marian Moscowitz, Chester County Commissioner Josh Max... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Demócratas hablan sobre los desafíos del Censo en medio de una pandemia

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Publicado en la Estrella-Capital Escrito por Cassie Miller El Censo de los Estados Unidos, que viene cada 10 años, es un proyecto logístico y burocrático masivo en los mejores momentos. Ahora imagine tratando de contar a cada persona que vive en los Estados Unidos en medio de la peor crisis de salud pública durante un siglo y una temporada presidencial. Durante una charla en vivo en Facebook y Twi... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

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Originally published in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star Written by Cassie Miller The U.S. Census, which comes every 10 years, is a massive logistical and bureaucratic undertaking at the best of times. Now imagine trying to count every person living in the United States in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century — and a presidential season. During a live chat on Facebook and Twitter ... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Passes USMCA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass the bipartisan United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). This historic trade deal passed the House 385-41. “I am proud to have reached a compromise on this crucial trade deal that will help our community’s farmers and manufactures,” said Houlahan. “This USMCA is a product of bipartisan negotiation and working with the Administr... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Celebrates National Mushroom Day By Introducing Legislation To Honor Pennsylvania’s Mushroom Growers

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced legislation that formally recognizes today, October 15th, as National Mushroom Day and honors the regions of Chester and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania, for their unparalleled contributions to the national mushroom industry. “I’m honored to introduce legislation that elevates the work of our mushroom farmers” said Houlahan. “Over 6... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan goes to ground zero in the battle against the spotted lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan gets an up close look at Penn State Berks' spotted lanternfly research during her recent visit to the campus. Photo: PSU Berks Originally posted in the Reading Eagle Written by Karen Shuey U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan peered through the mesh netting at a small tree of heaven, every inch of the small plant blanketed with hundreds of spotted lanternflies. "It's a shame really, they're s... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Pennsylvanian Crops from Spotted Lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan gets an up close look at Penn State Berks' spotted lanternfly research during her recent visit to the campus. Photo: PSU Berks READING – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced a bipartisan effort to encourage the United States Department of Agriculture to support research into preventing the spread of and eventually eradicating the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive an... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Fights For Pennsylvania Farmers

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In May, Rep. Houlahan joined Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a panel discussion about challenges facing the agriculture industry. WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) urged Congress to modify the existing H-2A visa program to more adequately meet the needs of the mushroom and dairy industries, both of which have a large presence in Pennsylvania, specifically in Che... Read more »

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visits Mushroom Capital of the World

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Originally published in Produce News On May 30, mushroom industry leaders and other agricultural sectors rolled out the red carpet to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for a roundtable discussion related to issues regarding their operations. The event, held at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, PA, was hosted and organized by the American Mushroom Institute, headquarter... Read more »