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2015-2016 Pennsylvania State Budget News

The potential impact of Pennsylvania's budget impasse on Penn State agricultural research and Penn State Extension, including programs such as 4-H, has generated much recent media coverage across the state.
Advocates of Penn State agricultural research and extension rally at the Capitol in support of state funding on March 9, 2016.

Advocates of Penn State agricultural research and extension rally at the Capitol in support of state funding on March 9, 2016.

This selection of news stories summarizes what's being said in print, on the air and online.

March 11, 2016

In light of the state budget stalemate's threat to Penn State agricultural research and extension, this video news story points out the value of these programs to producers, 4-H youth and others.

March 11, 2016

District Director Janice Hassen talks about the statewide impact of the state budget impasse on Penn State Extension and the affected positions in Beaver County.

March 11, 2016

Ann Dunkerton, 4-H extension educator, explains how 4-H has benefited young people she has worked with, and Chuck Gill, public relations specialist in communications and marketing, discusses the statewide implications of the budget stalemate in Harrisburg.

March 11, 2016

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and Dean Rick Roush are quoted about the state budget stalemate's potential impact on Penn State ag research and extension.

March 10, 2016

If state funding for agricultural research and extension is not restored, the 150-year-long land-grant partnership between Penn State and Pennsylvania will be forever changed, said Penn State President Eric Barron.

March 10, 2016

Dean Rick Roush, 4-H'ers and 4-H volunteers are among those who commented about the state budget impasse during a rally at the Capitol.

March 10, 2016

Matt Ehrhart, president of the Penn State Ag Council, and Dean Rick Roush, among others, comment on the potential effects of the state budget stalemate on Penn State Extension programs.

March 10, 2016

Dean Rick Roush and fruit grower Brad Hollabaugh discuss the possibility of ag research and extension program closures and layoffs.

March 9, 2016

Matt Ehrhart, president of the Penn State Agricultural Council, and fruit grower Brad Hollabaugh urge elected officials to complete work on budget before research and extension programs -- and the producers they serve -- suffer irreparable harm.

March 9, 2016

Coverage of a news conference held March 8 at the Fruit Research and Extension Center that was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and featured Dean Rick Roush.

March 9, 2016

Agricultural industry stakeholders are quoted in this coverage of a news conference about the state budget impasse held at the Fruit Research and Extension Center.

March 9, 2016

This story highlights Penn State President Eric Barron's announcement that 1,100 Penn State agricultural research and extension employees could get layoff notices if state funding is not restored by May.

March 9, 2016

If state funding for ag research and extension remains at zero, the damage to the college and extension will be long lasting, with no method of quick recovery, Dean Rick Roush said at a news conference in Biglerville.

March 9, 2016

Dean Rick Roush and others address the state funding crisis for Penn State ag research and extension during a news conference at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville.

March 9, 2016

Chuck Gill, public relations specialist in communications and marketing, is among those quoted about the state budget impasse's effects on ag research and extension.

March 9, 2016

Dean Rick Roush, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert and fruit grower Brad Hollabaugh say a failure to provide state funding for Penn State ag research and extension could be devastating to producers and consumers.

March 9, 2016

Penn State Provost Nick Jones, 4-H volunteers and county commissioners comment on the state budget impasse that threatens Penn State ag research and extension programs.

March 8, 2016

Dean Rick Roush and researchers at the Fruit Research and Extension Center discuss the implications of a potential shutdown due to the state's budget impasse.

March 8, 2016

Because of a requirement for matching funds from the state, if Pennsylvania's Land Scrip Fund for ag research and extension remains at zero, the college would lose federal land-grant funds as well, says Chuck Gill, public relations specialist in communications and marketing.

March 8, 2016

4-H and Master Gardener volunteers are among commenting about a rally in Harrisburg in support of state funding for agricultural research and extension programs.