Joint Public Hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Joint Public Hearing of the

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Game and Fisheries Committees

on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Bedford American Legion
3721 US 220 BUS
Bedford PA, 15522

or via Zoom


Joint Public Hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)


5:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Senator Laughlin, Majority Chair, Game & Fisheries
  • Senator Vogel, Majority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
  • Senator Brewster, Minority Chair, Game & Fisheries
  • Senator Schwank, Minority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

5:10 p.m.

Bryan Burhans, Executive Director – Testimony
Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC)

5:30 p.m.

Kevin Brightbill, DVM, State Veterinarian and Director
Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Gregory Hostetter, Deputy Secretary – Testimony
Animal Health and Food Safety
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

5:50 p.m.

Torin Miller, Director of Policy – Testimony
National Deer Association (NDA)

6:10 p.m.

Josh Newton, President – Testimony
Pennsylvania Deer Farmers Association (PDFA)

6:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Public hearing to discuss SB 284 – bonding of solar and wind installations


Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

AND Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Senator Vogel, Majority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Senator Yaw, Majority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy
Senator Schwank, Minority Chair, Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Senator Comitta, Minority Chair, Environmental Resources & Energy

9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Thomas B. Murphy, Director | Testimony
Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
Penn State Cooperative Extension

9:25 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

David Althoff, Jr., Director | Testimony
Energy Programs Office
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Doug Wolfgang, Director
Bureau of Farmland Preservation
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Cheryl Cook, Deputy Secretary
Market Development
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture


9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Darrin Youker, Director | Testimony
State Government Affairs
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.             

Scott Elias, Senior Manager | Testimony
Mid-Atlantic State Affairs
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Craig Sundstrom, Director | Testimony
Government and Regulatory Affairs
RWE Renewables Americas, LLC

10:40 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Closing Remarks/Adjournment

Additional Testimony:

Tom Newhart of Mt. Joy | Testimony

Jim Welty, Marcellus Shale Coalition | Testimony

Chesapeake Bay Strategies

Joint Hearing

Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee
Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1
9:30 a.m.



  9:30 AM       Opening Comments

  9:35 AM       State Government

Department of Agriculture
Russell Redding, Secretary
Joint Testimony of Russell Redding and Patrick McDonnell

Department of Environmental Protection
Patrick McDonnell, Acting Secretary
Joint Testimony of Russell Redding and Patrick McDonnell

10:05 AM       Chesapeake Bay Commission

Ann Swanson, Executive Director
Marel King, Pennsylvania Director
Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3

10:20 AM       Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director

10:35AM        Agricultural Community

Penn Ag Industries Association
Christian Herr, Executive Vice President of Penn Ag Industries

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Joel Rotz, Senior Director State Government Affairs

11:00 AM       Research and Local Outreach

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts
Brenda Shambaugh, Executive Director

Penn State College of Ag Sciences
Richard Roush, Dean
Additional Testimony

11:25AM        Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association

John Brosious, Deputy Director

11:40 AM       Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions

Michael J. McCloskey, CEO of Select Milk Producers

11:55 AM       Adjourn

Additional Written Testimony: