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About PDA

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is committed to a sustainable and safe supply of food and agricultural products in the commonwealth – from the farm to the table – and to being good stewards of the land and Pennsylvania's natural resources. The department promotes the viability of farms, protects consumers, and safeguards the health of people, plants, animals and the environment.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the commonwealth while providing consumer protection through inspection services that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania's citizens.

Pennsylvania’s 59,000 farm families continue to be the stewards of more than 7.7 million acres of farmland.  With $7.5 billion in cash receipts annually from production agriculture, Pennsylvania farmers and agribusinesses are the leading economic driver in our state.

In addition to production agriculture, the industry also raises revenue and supplies jobs through support services such as food processing, marketing, transportation, and farm equipment.  In total, production agriculture and agribusiness contributes nearly $75 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

General Information: (717) 787-4737