HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Agriculture was celebrated at the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday when officials and farmers held a “Blessing of the balers.”
The blessing signifies hope for a productive hay season. Farmers brought their hitch pins, which help connect equipment on the balers, to be blessed.
The farmers were also thanked for all the work they do.
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“Too many of us don’t truly understand where our food comes from or the very hard, back-breaking work that goes into it. That’s why we are all here today, to celebrate you,” said Rep. Bud Cook (R-Green, Washington Counties).
Most farmers couldn’t bring their entire baler, but one full rig did make it to the Capitol for the blessing event.