Funding for NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station is being considered by the North Dakota Senate Appropriations Committee. State Board of Agricultural Research and Education member Sarah Lovas says there is hope a hold-even budget will prevail. “Coming out of the House, NDSU Extension has a hold-even budget,” she says. “The bill proposes cuts for the Agricultural Experiment Station.” The bill will now be reviewed by a subcommittee including Jamestown, North Dakota farmer and Senator Terry Wanzek. “The session isn’t over yet. We don’t want to cause long-lasting effects by under funding important programs,” says Wanzek.
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