Senator Toomey Op-Ed: Pa. Plays Vital Role In Food Production

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

As one of Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators, it is my privilege to visit every county of our commonwealth and meet Pennsylvanians from all walks of life.

I always learn something new from them. Some teach me about our historical industries — such as coal and steel — that have built not only our state, but also our nation. Others teach me how scientific advancements in fields such as biomedical research are providing essential services and jobs. But for all our state’s diversity, agriculture, our oldest industry, remains our largest.

Whether it’s the mushroom farms of Chester County, the apple trees of Adams County, the livestock and dairy farms of Lancaster County and Central Pennsylvania, or the vineyards of Erie County, Pennsylvania is an undisputed national leader when it comes to agriculture.

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