The Senate and House Agriculture Committees are continuing to hold hearings in their quest to put a farm bill on the congressional agenda before the end of 2018.
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, released a list of those testifying at his field hearing Thursday in his home state. It's a Kansas affair.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced witnesses for the Committee’s first field hearing of the 115th Congress in Manhattan, Kan., on the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization.
General Richard Myers, President, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
The Honorable Roger Marshall, M.D., Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Jackie McClaskey, Secretary, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Manhattan, Kan.
Mr. David Clawson, the Clawson Ranch Partnership, Plains, Kan., representing Kansas Livestock Association
Mrs. Lynda Foster, Foster Dairy, Fort Scott, Kan., representing Dairy Farmers of America
Mrs. Amy France, France Family Farms, Marienthal, Kan., representing Kansas Farm Bureau
Mr. Lucas Heinen, Heinen Family Farms, Everest, Kan., representing Kansas Soybean Association
Mr. Tom Lahey, Tom Lahey Farms, Moscow, Kan., representing Kansas Cotton Association
Mr. Kent Moore, Moore Farms, Iuka, Kan., representing Kansas Corn Growers Association
Mr. Cameron Peirce, Peirce Farms, Hutchinson, Kan., representing Kansas Sunflower Commission
Mr. Michael Springer, Springer Family Foods, LLC, Independence, Kan., representing Kansas Pork Association
Mr. Kent Winter, Kent Winter Farm, Mt. Hope, Kan., representing Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers
Mr. Kenneth Wood, Riverside Stock Farm, Inc., Manhattan, Kan., representing Kansas Association of Wheat Growers
Mr. Shan Hanes, President & CEO, First National Bank of Elkhart, Elkhart, Kan., representing Kansas Bankers Association
Ms. Catherine Moyer, General Manager, Pioneer Communications, Ulysses, Kan., representing NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Ms. Kathleen O'Brien, General Manager, Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative, Axtell, Kan., representing Kansas Electric Cooperative
Mrs. Gena Ott, Financial Officer, Frontier Farm Credit, Emporia, Kan., representing Frontier Farm Credit
Mr. Derek Peine, Chairman of the Board, Renew Kansas, Oakley, Kan., representing Kansas Grain and Feed Association
Mr. Greg Ruehle, President & CEO, Servi-tech, Inc., Dodge City, Kan., representing Kansas Cooperative Council
Mr. Clay Scott, Kansas Water Congress, Ulysses, Kan., representing the National Water Resources Association
Mrs. Cherise Tieben, City Manager, Dodge City, Kan., representing Dodge City
The hearing, which starts at 2 p.m. Central, will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov.
In the House:
The House Agriculture Committee set a pair of subcommittee hearings at Capitol on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 2
The Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry will look at conservation policy while the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture will look at international market development.
In a related matter, the organizers of Commodity Classic announced Monday that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, will be the keynote speaker at Commodity Classic on Friday, March 3 at the event in San Antonio.
“We are very pleased that Congressman Conaway has agreed to address Commodity Classic attendees,” said Ed Erickson, Jr., a North Dakota soybean farmer and co-chair of the 2017 Commodity Classic. “With the change in administration in Washington, DC, the next Farm Bill due for debate, and discussions on international trade policy, the farmers attending Commodity Classic will be very interested to hear from one of the nation’s ag policy leaders on a wide range of issues.”
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