State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania

Legislative Updates

A summary of important news and political developments affecting the tree fruit industry and agriculture in general, in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Contents of the March 2024 issue:

  • USApple Updates
    • EPA Launches Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
    • FDA Finds Elevated Levels of Lead in Ground Cinnamon Products in U.S. Retailers
  • Penn State Ag and Law Updates
    • Pesticides/Herbicides: EPA Publishes Final Rule Reinstating Chlorpyrifos Food Tolerances
    • Pesticides/Herbicides: EPA Publishes Document Supporting 2021 Paraquat Interim Decision
    • Agricultural Labor: DOL Publishes Notice Updating H-2A Meal Charge and Travel Reimbursement Rates
  • Morning Ag Clips Updates
    • AFBF: House Ag Committee Offers Solutions to Farm Crisis
    • FDA Takes Steps to Ensure Safety of Cinnamon Products Sold in the U.S.
    • Record Drop in Farm Income Expected in 2024
    • Farmers from 10 EU Countries Join Forces -And Tractors – to Protest Agricultural Policies
    • $500,000 In PA Farm Bill Grants