House, Senate Ag Committees to Hold Hearing on Agriculture Funding Cuts
WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), will hold a joint public hearing to discuss the impact of agriculture funding cuts on Pennsylvania farmers and programs that support them.

WHO: Causer, Vogel and members of the committees, as well as the following testifiers: Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding; Nicholas Jones and Dr. Richard Roush from Penn State University; Dr. Vincent Prince and Dr. Joan Hendricks from the University of Pennsylvania; Karoline Kent, former president of the Pennsylvania 4-H; Joel Rotz of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; and Chris Herr of the PennAg Industries Association.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Room 8 E-A, East Wing of the State Capitol Building, Harrisburg.

WEBSTREAMING: Will be available beginning at 9 a.m. at (barring technical difficulties).

Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846,