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Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Witnesses for Hearing to Review Cattle Market Legislation

WASHINGTON – Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced witnesses for the Committee’s upcoming hearing to review S.4030 the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022 and S.3870 the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022

Date:      Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Time:    10:00 am

Place:    TBD


Panel I

Mr. Andy Green, Senior Advisor for Fair and Competitive Markets, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Mr. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panel II

Mr. William R. Ruffin, Ruffin Farms, Bay Springs, MS

Mr. Shawn Tiffany, President-Elect, Kansas Livestock Association and Tiffany Cattle Company, Herington, KS

Mrs. Shelly Ziesch, Owner/Operator, Ziesch Ranch, Jamestown, ND

Dr. Stephen R. Koontz, Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room as well as wearing a mask or face covering. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.

Media Guidance: Congressionally-credentialed members of the media wishing to attend the hearing should RSVP to their respective gallery by 5:00 p.m. on April 26, 2022. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries.

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