Sen. Jake Corman’s bill would establish the Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission
The Senate voted unanimously to establish the Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission under a plan authored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-34. The measure now goes to the state House Senate for consideration.
Under Senate Bill 585, the commission would be responsible for reviewing the status of the dairy industry in the Commonwealth and making recommendations on supporting dairy’s future in Pennsylvania.
Membership on the commission would include the chairs and minority chairs of the Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees, appointments by the Senate, House and Governor, Secretaries of various state agencies, and representatives of the Farm Bureau, the Center for Dairy Excellence, the Milk Marketing Board, the Center for Rural PA and the Pennsylvania State University.
“Agriculture is a central part of our heritage in the Commonwealth,” Corman said. “We need to take a comprehensive look at the industry and the implementation of this wide-ranging plan that will protect our heritage and an industry that is an important contributor to our economy.”
Corman’s bill is part of a seven-bill “Farming First” package Senate Republicans introduced to help Pennsylvania agricultural operations remain competitive and profitable for current and future generations of farmers. For more information on package, go to www.senatorcorman.com.