February 26, 2020 -- HB 1983: Horse Racing Costs of Drug Testing

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Agenda

Testifiers
Secretary Russell C. Redding, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Russell Williams, President/CEO of Hanover Shoe Farms and President of the United States Trotters Association (USTA)

Brian Sanfratello, Executive Secretary, Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA)

Kate Demasi, Member, Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA)

Heather Hunter, Thoroughbred Breeder, Chester County, PA

Todd Mostoller, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (PHBPA)


Additional written testimony:
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Mark Stewart on behalf of Downs Racing, L.P., and Greenwood Racing Inc.


January 8, 2020 -- Priorities of Statewide Farm Organizations


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Agenda

Presentations
Rick Ebert, President, PA Farm Bureau

Wayne Campbell, President, PA State Grange

Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture

Heidi Secord, President, PA Farmers Union

Christian Herr, Executive Vice President, PennAg Industries Association

Nov. 20, 2019 - Informational Meeting on County Conservation Districts

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Agenda

Testimony
Brenda Shambaugh, Executive Director, PA Association of Conservation Districts (PACD)
                PACD Video
Christopher Thompson, District Manager, Lancaster County Conservation District
Sandy Thompson, District Manager, McKean County Conservation District
                Dirt, Gravel and Low-Volume Road Program Handout
Donna Fisher, District Manager, Blair County Conservation District



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

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Agenda

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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Agenda


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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Agenda

News Release

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

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