Congress plans to start deliberating on the next farm bill later this year. The Senate and House ag committees have begun with initial hearings on the Hill and in the field.

Ag research hearing set for June 15 in Senate ag committee

Eight will testify, including Nebraska farmer.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will hold a hearing on agricultural research at 9:30 a.m. ET June 15.

Eight witnesses will testify at the hearing, titled "Agricultural Research: Perspectives on Past and Future Successes for the 2018 Farm Bill."

Testifying will be:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Steve Wellman, Farmer, Wellman Farms Inc., Syracuse, Neb.

Source: Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

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