Sept. 24, 2019 – Public Hearing on House Bill 1687 Regarding Fireworks Law

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Testimony
Walter Remmert, Director, Bureau of Weights and Measures, PA Department of Agriculture
Dwight-Jared Smith, Assistant Counsel, PA Department of Agriculture
Joseph H Gerdes III, Director of Government Relations, PA State Association of Township Supervisors
Edward C. Troxell, Director of Government Affairs, PA Association of Boroughs
Amy Sturges, Director of Governmental Affairs, PA Municipal League
Jerry Ozog, MPA, EFO, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute
Jay Delaney, Fire Chief, City of Wilkes-Barre - Bureau of Fire and President, Pennsylvania Career Fire Chiefs Association
Jack May, Managing Director, Keystone Novelties Distributors
Eric Turner, Governmental Affairs Director, TNT Fireworks
TNT Supporting Documents 1
TNT Supporting Documents 2
Daniel Peart, Director of Government Affairs, Phantom Fireworks
Bob Kellner, President, Kellner’s Fireworks Inc.

Additional testimony submitted for the record.


Aug. 14, 2019 – Informational Meeting on Animal Health, Biosecurity

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Testimony
Russell C. Redding, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Dr. Richard Roush, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
Kevin Brightbill, DVM, State Veterinarian and Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, PA Department of Agriculture
Ernest Hovingh DVM, PhD, Veterinary Extension, Field Investigation and Research, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University

News Release


May 16, 2019 – Informational Meeting on the Forest Products Industry

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April 17, 2019 – Public Hearing on Dairy with the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board

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Powerpoint Presentation


April 10, 2019 – Informational Meeting on Impact of Weather-Related Travel Bans on Dairy Industry


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News Release

March 20, 2019 – Joint House and Senate Informational Meeting on the Pennsylvania Farm Bill

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Aug. 15, 2018 – Informational Meeting on Agriculture Industry Update

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Testimony
Russell C. Redding, Secretary of Agriculture
Dr. Richard Roush, Dean, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
Hanna Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Rick Ebert, President, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Wayne Campbell, President, Pennsylvania State Grange


June 5, 2018 – Public Hearing on Senate Bill 792, Fertilizer Law

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Testimony
Russell C. Redding, Secretary of Agriculture
Dr. Ruth Welliver, Director, Bureau of Plant Industry
Marel King, Pennsylvania Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission
Matthew Johnston, Senior Policy Analyst, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Urban Nutrient Management
Memo from Chesapeake Bay Program Office re: Senate Bill 792
Gregg Robertson, PA Landscape and Nursery Association


Written Testimony
The Lawn and Horticultural Products Work Group


March 26, 2018 – Informational Meeting about Forest Conservation Easements, PENNVEST Funding

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Press Release

Agenda

Testimony
Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Brion Johnson, Executive Director, PA Infrastructure Investment Authority
David Henning, Project Specialist, PA Infrastructure Investment Authority
Keith Klingler, President, PA Landowners Association
Arthur Stewart, President, Caledonia Land Company, Warren County
Tyler Martin, Vice President, Caledonia Land Company, Warren County


Feb. 26, 2018 – Informational Meeting about Challenges Facing the Dairy Industry

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Testimony
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding
Sen. Elder Vogel, Chairman, Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Jayne Sebright, Center for Dairy Excellence
Dr. Andrew Novakovic, professor of agricultural economics, Cornell University
Jeff Ainslie, Red Barn Consulting.

Additional Information
Pennsylvania Dairy Study 2017


Jan. 9, 2018 – Informational Meeting with Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding

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Oct. 18, 2017 – Joint Informational Meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees to discuss Spotted Lanternfly
 
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Meeting Agenda

Testimony
Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Letter to USDA
Sven-Erik Spichiger, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Dana Rhodes, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Matthew Rhoads, USDA-APHIS
Emelie Swackhamer, Montgomery County Office, Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension: Spotted Lanternfly Management Calendar
Penn State Extension: How to Comply with Spotted Lanternfly Regulations
Marianne Lieberman, Maple Springs Vineyard
Spotted Lanternfly Photos


Sept. 27, 2017 – House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Public Hearing Regarding House Bill 1463, Dog License Fees


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Meeting Agenda

Bill Summary

Testimony
Russell C. Redding, Secretary, PA Department of Agriculture
PA Department of Agriculture Power Point
Janis Creason, Dauphin County Treasurer and member, Dog Law Advisory Board
Julian Prager, Second Vice President and Legislative Chair, PA Federation of Dog Clubs
John Gibble, Political Action Chair, Northeast Beagle Federation
Mary Kennedy Withrow, member, Dog Law Advisory Board

Submitted Testimony
Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Anne Irwin, member, Dog Law Advisory Board
Harva Baughman, Perry County Treasurer
Humane Society of the United States

Additional Information
PA Dog Licensing
PA Kennel Licensing

Aug. 16, 2017 – Joint Informational Meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees to discuss the Chesapeake Bay Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan

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Press Release
Ag Committees Hear Update on Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts, Causer Says  

Meeting Agenda

Testimony
Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding (no written testimony)
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell (no written testimony)
Veronica Kasi, program manager for DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office
John Bell, senior counsel for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Christian Herr, executive vice president of PennAg Industries
Brenda Shambaugh, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts
Marel King, Pennsylvania director for the Chesapeake Bay Commission
Matthew Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center with Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Additional items
Chesapeake Bay Commission: Water Rich and Water Wise
Comments from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation