Jul. 19, 2018


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#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol

State’s Top Industry Sees Budget Investments
Helping to ensure that agriculture remains one of Pennsylvania’s top industries, the 2018-19 state budget made several critical investments to address the industry’s most pressing challenges.

To assist dairy farmers who are battling a changing market, $5 million will help with research and development programs, along with grants for sustaining the viability of their operations. Pennsylvania dairy farming supports 52,000 jobs and contributes $14.7 billion to the state’s economy. To find out if the dairy products you purchase are made in Pennsylvania, click here.

Another $3 million will be directed to help combat the spotted lanternfly, an inch-long black, red and white spotted insect native to Southeast Asia that threatens to destroy $18 billion worth of agricultural commodities, mainly apples, grapes and hardwoods. This funding will help increase detection and control efforts, and coordinate multi-agency response, outreach and training.

Several ag line items were also restored or increased in this year’s budget, including agricultural excellence; agricultural research; agricultural promotion, education and exports; hardwoods research and promotion; Livestock and Open Dairy shows; state food purchase; and food marketing and research.

More information can be found here.


New Milford Midsummer Fair


I had a fantastic time at the New Milford Midsummer Fair hosted by Green Gables Restaurant. I am pictured with Donna Cosmello and Peter Conigliaro. There was a great turnout of folks and hot rods!
 

Congratulations, Mason!
I want to congratulate Mason Marie Clark on being chosen the recipient of the SEEDS’ (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) $1,000 scholarship in memory of Michael “Jake” Burkhardt. Mason is a 2018 graduate of the Wallenpaupack Area High School District and resides in Hawley with her parents Darron and Jamie Clark. Mason was selected for her winning essay on recycling, which can be read in full at  seedsgroup.net.
 

2018 Guides Now Available
Fair season has started! If you’re looking to visit one of the state’s many fairs and festivals this summer, the 2018 Pennsylvania Fair Guide is now available online here.

Published by the state Department of Agriculture, the guide lists the dates, locations and contact persons for more than 100 agriculture fairs and events scheduled this summer and fall in Pennsylvania.

The guide also highlights 16 fairs that offer live harness racing as part of one of the nation’s leading fair-racing programs.

Copies are also available at my district office.
 

PennDOT Offers Winter Maintenance Jobs

Individuals seeking seasonal employment are encouraged to apply for a variety of winter maintenance positions now open through PennDOT.

The program runs from September through April, and includes positions for transportation equipment operators, diesel and construction equipment mechanics, automotive mechanics, tradesman helpers, clerks, clerk typists, stock clerks, welders, semi-skilled laborers and custodial workers.

Individuals in these positions supplement the permanent workforce and have the potential to lead to permanent full-time employment. Additional details about the positions, along with the job application, are available at employment.pa.gov. Click on “Open Jobs” and then go to “PennDOT Winter Program.”
 

Assistance for Veterans Offered in Montrose, Honesdale
In order to help area veterans and their family members navigate the VA system and answer any questions they may have about benefits and services available to them, my district offices in Montrose and Honesdale are offering appointments with a veterans outreach specialist each month.

Some of the services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care, as well as any issues pertaining to veterans benefits.

The Montrose office offers veterans assistance hours on the first Tuesday of each month. To schedule an appointment, call the office at (570) 278-3374.

The Honesdale office offers veterans assistance hours on the fourth Friday of each month. To schedule an appointment at that office, call (570) 253-5533.
 
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