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  • 100Th Pennsylvania Farm Show

    by Representative Glenn Thompson

    Posted on 2016-01-06

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    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am proud to rise in recognition of the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which starts this weekend in the Commonwealth's State capital of Harrisburg.

    Agriculture is so important to our Nation's economy, and the same is true in Pennsylvania, where it is our largest industry. The farm show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the Nation, with nearly 6,000 animals and 10,000 competitive exhibits from across the State.

    The event itself started in 1917 with several events held across Harrisburg. By 1931, attendance had risen to 131,000. Today, the figure stands at an estimated 400,000.

    This weekend, I will visit the farm show with Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway and several other House colleagues. We will take part in a listening session to order to hear from farmers and others involved in agriculture regarding Federal policies.

    I am looking forward to showing all those who make the trip to Harrisburg [[Page H27]] why the farm show brings visitors back year after year.


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