Gov. Corbett and Sec. Grieg talked with Huntingdon Co. residents and members of the agriculture community at a farm outside Tyrone to discuss the hardships they are facing due to rising property taxes driven by increasing pension costs.
Sec. Greig and Mrs. Greig toured the Ernst Conservation Seeds Company as the company celebrates 50 years of business. The company is located in Meadville, Crawford Co., where they grow, process and sells over 400 species of seeds and live plants.
Before touring PDA to learn more about the Department, the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Bureau interns met with Sec. Greig to discuss the PA agriculture industry and duties as Sec. of Agriculture.
Sec. Greig renewed PDA’s commitment for another five years to the Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program though PDA's Bureau of Food Distribution. The bureau reimburses participating processors for costs of preparing donated deer.
The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards registers nearly 9,500 amusement rides and attractions – more than any other state or foreign country – and certifies and trains the state’s more than 1,400 professional private industry inspectors.