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Ag Hearing to Examine State of Livestock in America

June 24, 2011

The Senate Ag Committee scheduled a hearing focusing on challenges facing the American livestock industry, the tools needed to address those challenges and how we can continue spurring innovation and economic growth in the sector.

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced the Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 2:45 p.m. in room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The hearing, “The State of Livestock in America,” will take place on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 2:45 p.m. EST in SD-106. A live, streaming webcast of the hearing will be available for viewing on the Committee website at

Witness List

Panel 1
Dr. Joe Glauber, Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
Dr. Greg Parham, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
Mr. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
Mr. Dave White, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panel 2
Mr. Rick Sietsema, Farmer, Sietsema Farms, Allendale, MI
Mr. Dennis O. Jones, Pork Producer, South Dakota Farmers Union, Bath, SD
Mr. Steven D. Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, US Premium Beef LLC, Kansas City, MO
Mr. Frank Harper, President-elect, Kansas Livestock Association, Sedgwick, KS
Mr. Michael Welch, President and CEO, Harrison Poultry, Inc., Bethlehem, GA
Mr. Hans McPherson, Rancher and Member, Montana Farm Bureau, Stevensville, MT

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RELATED TOPICS: Hogs, Policy, Livestock, Cattle, Economy, GIPSA

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