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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Witnesses for Ag Research Hearing
North Dakota Ag Connection - 06/14/2017

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Tuesday announced witnesses for the Committee's upcoming hearing on agriculture research.

The "Agricultural Research: Perspectives on Past and Future Successes for the 2018 Farm Bill" will include two panels:

Panel I

- Dr. Ann Bartuska, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education & Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

- Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

- Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

- Dr. Sally Rockey, Executive Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Washington, D.C.

Panel II

- Dr. John Floros, Dean and Director, College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

- Mr. Gary McMurray, Division Chief, Food Processing Technology Division, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, Ga.

- Dr. Kerry Hartman, Academic Dean and Sciences Chair, Environmental Sciences, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, New Town, N.D.

- Steve Wellman, Farmer, Wellman Farms Inc., Syracuse, Neb.

The hearing is June 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Russell Senate Office Building. The hearing will be webcast live on

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