Office Locations 
District Address Information
78 Main Street, 1st Floor
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4400
Toll-Free:  1-866-437-8181
Fax:  814-362-4405
Hours:  Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed noon to 1 p.m. daily

107 South Main Street
Room 1
Coudersport, PA 16915
Phone: 814-274-9769
Hours:  Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed noon to 1 p.m. daily

55 Fraley Street
Kane, PA 16735
Phone: 814-837-0880
Fax: 814 837-2257
Hours:  Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed noon to 1 p.m. daily

Capitol Address Information
150 Main Capitol
PO Box 202067
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2067
Phone: 717-787-5075
Fax:  717-705-7021

Email Address
MCauser@PahouseGOP.com

 
House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Aug. 15, 2018 – Informational Meeting on Agriculture Industry Update

Video
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Agenda

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

Video
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Agenda

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

Video
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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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Press Release


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
 
Video
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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


Video
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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

Video
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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