Nearly 900 guests gathered to hear the Governor's message at the Government & Industry Day Luncheon at Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition.
"As the state's largest industry, agriculture contributes greatly to Pennsylvania's economic success and way of life," said Governor Rendell. "I applaud the continued role our agricultural industry is playing in helping to secure our state's energy independence through encouraging homegrown technology to take root."In July, the Governor signed H.B. 1202 and Special Session S.B. 22 into law to replace 1 billion gallons of transportation fuel used in Pennsylvania with domestically produced renewable fuels. The laws will help spur the development of homegrown biofuels in Pennsylvania and reduce the state's dependence on foreign fuels by establishing new requirements that every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel contain a percentage of cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel.
"With high fuel costs, farmers are adjusting, compromising and changing to keep their operations afloat," said Governor Rendell.Source: Pennsylvania Governors Office
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