Bill Text: PA HR126 | 2009-2010 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Declaring the week of March 20 through March 26, 2009, as "Family Farm Week" in Pennsylvania.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 70-43)

Status: (Passed) 2009-03-17 - Adopted [HR126 Detail]

Download: Pennsylvania-2009-HR126-Introduced.html

  

 

    

PRINTER'S NO.  1034

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

No.

126

Session of

2009

  

  

INTRODUCED BY ROHRER, HANNA, ARGALL, BAKER, BARRAR, BEAR, BELFANTI, BEYER, BOBACK, BOYD, BRENNAN, BROOKS, BURNS, CALTAGIRONE, CAUSER, CLYMER, COHEN, CONKLIN, D. COSTA, COX, CUTLER, DALEY, DAY, DELOZIER, DENLINGER, DeWEESE, DiGIROLAMO, DONATUCCI, EVERETT, FAIRCHILD, FLECK, FREEMAN, GABLER, GEIST, GEORGE, GIBBONS, GILLESPIE, GINGRICH, GODSHALL, GOODMAN, GRUCELA, HARHART, HARKINS, HARPER, HARRIS, HELM, HENNESSEY, HESS, HICKERNELL, HOUGHTON, HUTCHINSON, KAUFFMAN, M. KELLER, KESSLER, KILLION, KIRKLAND, KORTZ, KOTIK, KRIEGER, KULA, LONGIETTI, MAHONEY, MAJOR, MANN, MARSHALL, MARSICO, McCALL, McILVAINE SMITH, MELIO, MENSCH, METCALFE, METZGAR, MILLARD, MOUL, MUSTIO, OBERLANDER, O'NEILL, PALLONE, PASHINSKI, PAYNE, PEIFER, PHILLIPS, PICKETT, QUIGLEY, QUINN, RAPP, READSHAW, REICHLEY, ROAE, ROSS, SAINATO, SANTONI, SAYLOR, SCAVELLO, SCHRODER, SEIP, SIPTROTH, SOLOBAY, STABACK, STERN, STEVENSON, SWANGER, TALLMAN, TRUE, VEREB, VULAKOVICH, WALKO AND YUDICHAK, MARCH 13, 2009

  

  

INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35, MARCH 13, 2009  

  

  

  

A RESOLUTION

  

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Declaring the week of March 20 through March 26, 2009, as

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"Family Farm Week" in Pennsylvania.

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WHEREAS, Since the charter of William Penn from King Charles

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II in 1681, the family farm has been the backbone of this

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Commonwealth; and

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WHEREAS, The sustenance form of farming has provided a large

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percentage of the food consumed by the citizens of this

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Commonwealth; and

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WHEREAS, Family and sustenance farms deliver an important

 


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security component to this Commonwealth, since, in the case of

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any disaster, these farms will be able to provide food for many

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citizens; and

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WHEREAS, Many family farms have, in the past generation, been

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absorbed into corporate farming, or the land has otherwise been

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lost to housing and other developments; and

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WHEREAS, The lifestyles of the families who operate

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sustenance farms have been threatened by both corporate

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interests and government regulation, thereby making family

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farming a seemingly less desirable lifestyle; and

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WHEREAS, Financial lending and other burdens on family farms

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represent a source of additional detriment when national

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economic stability, taxation and other factors combine to

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confiscate the property used for family farming; and

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WHEREAS, The family and small farms of this Commonwealth

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provide many residual benefits to wildlife, including unused

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food and safe harbors during harsh winter months, thereby

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improving the overall scope of our natural resources; and

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WHEREAS, This Commonwealth's farm produce is exported to

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virtually every state in this nation and to many other nations

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worldwide; and

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WHEREAS, The United States and the world will be impacted

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detrimentally should the family farms of this Commonwealth in

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any way fail or falter; therefore be it

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RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives declare its

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intention to protect the family farm by legislative policy and

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designate the week of March 20 through March 26, 2009, as

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"Family Farm Week" in Pennsylvania; and be it further

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RESOLVED, That during this week, all public schools in this

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Commonwealth be encouraged to dedicate at least one hour of

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class time per day to studying the impact, principles and

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practices of family farming and how it has helped to shape the

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heritage of freedom and property rights, both internally and in

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relationships with sister states; and be it further

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RESOLVED, That during this week, all parents be encouraged to

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take their school children on field trips to engage in

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extracurricular activities at family farms in this Commonwealth.

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