Former ag secretary running for Congress

The Times-Tribune - October 12, 2017

Former state agriculture secretary Denny Wolff promises to think independently and listen to citizens’ ideas if elected next year to the congressional seat Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta plans to give up.

Wolff, who formally announces his candidacy today, said Wednesday he listened to citizens as agriculture secretary for Gov. Ed Rendell between 2003 and 2009. His conversations with farmers across the state led his agriculture department to develop programs that help dairy farmers adapt best practices and pass on farms to their children; labeling that lets consumers know if a product was made locally; and loans that aid farm expansions.

“I really think that Congress is in desperate need of some independent thinkers and that’s exactly what that (his record) is,” said Wolff, 66, a Democrat from Greenwood Twp. in Columbia County.

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