Elk County Farm Bureau addresses pension reform

As part of its annual legislative tour, Elk County Farm Bureau members discussed several issues of importance impacting the agricultural industry currently being debated by state legislators.Among the Farm Bureau's top concerns are pension reform, accountability of gas well operators and surface landowners and exemption from state sales tax for timbering operations."We work on legislation vital to agriculture, but also to all walks of life in Pa.," said Elk County Farm Bureau Governmental Relations Director Ernie Mattiuz. He cited their efforts focused on gas and oil drilling, health and safety, highway and infrastructure, hunting and fishing, labor insurance and land use, local government, education.