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EVERETT NEWSWANGER Managing Editor HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.) —Maybe gubernatorial candi dates in the early history of Pen nsylvania developed an agricultur al policy platform to run on, but no one has donerit in recent memory. No one, that is, until this week at a press conference at the Farm Show where Republican candidate Tom Ridge introduced his “A Plan For Pennsylvania Agriculture: Strengthening Our Greatest Resource.” Ridge called for the strengthen ing of the state’s number one industry and making fundamental changes in the way government works with farmers and food pro cessors. ”1 would like to build on the traditions that are in the farm iyes, right,.... duces Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Ridge at a press conference Monday morning at the Farm Show. Check out these plays our seed team has put together for you. THE VIRGINIA NINJA 118 DAY WIDELY ADAPTABLE - GOOD DROUGHT TOLERANCE. 116 DAY PERFORMS WELL PM® TOP MANAGEMENT. 115 DAY NCGA NATIONAL CHAMPION. 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Box 3147 Shiremanstown, PA 17011 (717) 737-4529 FAX: (717) 737-7168 (800) 442-7391 HT7748 HT7728 HT6SOA HT736 H 86407 HT536 H 86334 HT6SOA HT7510 H 86500 HT3IB HT7224 Ridge Unveils Agriculture community,” Ridge said. “I want Pennsylvania to not only feature farming for the one week of the Farm Show, but I want us to feature farming S 2 weeks out of the year. “Farmers contribute $4O billion worth of goods, services and wages in Pennsylvania, and it ought to be the business of government in Pen nsylvania to help you do business. A productive agriculture is good business for all of Pennsylvania.” Ridge listed five major points to his plan. They are: develop a PDA that knows agriculture; overhaul DER to make it user friendly; put new emphasis on marketing; deve lop an export- driven economy; and commit to research and deve lopment in agriculture. “You have struggled like every other business in this state under Game Plan For A Winning Season! the burden of high taxes and over regulation. Your problems are compounded by dealing with indi viduals in state government who seem to have little or no under standing of the day-to-day deci sions and challenges that you face,” Ridge said. “Today, I am laying before you my plan to fight back against the high-tax, no-growth policies that are impeding your ability to com pete like every other business. This plan reflects my commitment to less government intrusion, more common sense governing and helping Pennsylvania’s agri cultural community reach its ful lest potential.” “In a Ridge Administration. I will put together a Department of Agriculture with men and women who know agriculture and who understand that the strength of Pennsylvania’s economy is only as great as the strength of its agri cultural industry.” “My new Department of Envir onmental Protection will work with you in partnership. I am going to put an end to months of delays for permits and insist that law-abiding individuals are treated as such.” Ridge reiterated his call for overhauling the Department of Environmental Resources to make it “a partner of farmers rather than a prosecutor.” “We can protect the environ ment in a way that does not bring your ability to compete to a halt,” Ridge continued, “Under my Administration, we will.” In addition, “A Plan for Pen nsylvania Agriculture” calls for bolstering the efforts of the Department of Agriculture to Uncut* Fanning, Saturday, January is, 1994-Al5 orm Tom Ridge at the Farm Show news conference. identify new markets and conduct rerc’fch into developing state-of the-art products to meet changing market-conditions and regulations. Citing the fact that the state’s number one industry makes up a small percentage of the state’s exports, Ridge called for doubling the amount of farm and farm fac tory products when he is Gover nor. Ridge’s ■■ already-released “Keystone Export Strategy” includes the appointment of agri cultural representatives to serve on the Governor’s Export Task Force. In addition, Ridge said he believes that trade missions abroad to promote Pennsylvania Eastern Crown has ’em both Both of thoso tests can be administered right on the farm and eliminate the high coat of radioactive assays. It's a small price to pay for reducing the risk of shipping contaminated milk. No special equipment. No technical expertise needed. 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