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Impacts

Although there is strong support for the college's agricultural research and extension programs at all levels of state government, the FY2015/16 Land Scrip Fund was part of the line-item veto and is currently zeroed out.

The potential loss to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences of the $50.5 million in Land Scrip Funds would have a significant negative economic impact in Centre County, the home of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and the base for Penn State's statewide agricultural research and extension activities.

The potential loss to Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences of the $50.5 million in Land Scrip Funds would have a ripple effect far beyond the 1,108 positions lost directly.