OSU statewide budget flat

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Oregon State University's statewide public services may have to eliminate 30 faculty positions under Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed budget.

[College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Dan] Arp, who is director of the college's Agricultural Experiment Station, said loss of the positions will mean fewer grant dollars for the college and less research for Oregon farmers.

"Any time we take a decrease in our budget, we have fewer people able to write grant proposals, and that ultimately is going to have an impact on the number of dollars we can bring in," Arp said. "And with fewer dollars available, we'll have less capacity with which to address the concerns of Oregon farmers."

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