KDC's Peggy Forgarty helped to raise awareness to this issue, and made various phone calls to gain support for the removal of the required yearly audit requirement. All of us at KDC would like to applaud Governor Wolf for backing the deregulation of requiring cooperatives to preform a yearly audit. Audits are costly, and can cause a business to fail before it is even started. Living in such a rich agricultural area, this can heavily affect local businesses surrounding our home office.
“Pennsylvania has a long, proud history of agriculture, and this comprehensive package of funding opportunities and resources will help expand this important industry,” said Gov. Wolf. “The Pennsylvania Farm Bill allocates $24 million in additional funding to chart a real path for a dynamic and prosperous farming economy in Pennsylvania. It’s about providing more opportunities to our farmers by creating more jobs, more income and more hope.”
"I am so excited to announce that Governor Wolf and the Ag Committee Charis announced yesterday a new PA Farm Bill. I just got off a phone call with Cheryl Cook. It is still being hammered out, but it includes removing the restrictive language on the Ag Co-op audit requirements." -an email sent from ED Peggy Fogarty to her team.
Want to learn more about the PA Farm Bill? Visit: https://www.morningagclips.com/wolf-unveils-funding-plan-for-pa-agriculture/