PRINTER'S NO. 1219
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
231
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY DINNIMAN, FONTANA, KILLION, MARTIN, FARNESE,
J. WARD, BREWSTER, BROWNE, BLAKE AND SCHWANK,
SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating the month of September 2019 as "Mushroom Month" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, American mushroom farming began on a farm in Chester
County, now recognized as the "Mushroom Capital of the World";
and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania has a growing and productive mushroom
agribusiness in many parts of this Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, Thanks to its 68 mushroom farms, Pennsylvania leads
the nation in mushroom production; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania growers produced more than 500 million
pounds of mushrooms in the last growing season with an estimated
value of $570.48 million; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania's mushroom farms are family owned and
operated, some for as many as four generations; and
WHEREAS, Mushrooms are one of the most difficult commodities
to grow due to the intensive labor required to produce a
consistent, high-quality crop; and
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WHEREAS, Modern mushroom farms are highly technical
operations that utilize computerized systems to monitor
production and safety; and
WHEREAS, Mushroom growers carefully prepare compost, generate
an indoor pasteurization process, control temperature and
humidity and harvest their crop, thanks to advancements in
technology; and
WHEREAS, The mushroom industry contributes to the
preservation of this Commonwealth's agricultural customs and
traditions; and
WHEREAS, The success of the mushroom industry contributes
greatly to the economies of Chester County and this Commonwealth
while preserving this Commonwealth's agricultural traditions and
customs; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the month of September
2019 as "Mushroom Month" in Pennsylvania in recognition of
Pennsylvania's thriving agriculture industry and encourage all
residents to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the
mushroom industry to produce an abundant, profitable mushroom
crop recognized for superior quality and its significance to
this Commonwealth's economy.
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