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Senators Stabenow, Boozman, Fetterman, Braun Announce Subcommittee Hearing on the Horticulture Title of the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. 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 that the Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research will hold a hearing titled “Horticulture Title: How the Farm Bill Works for Specialty Crop Producers.” U.S. Senators John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) will chair this hearing.  

Date:     Wednesday, June 7, 2023 

Time:    10 a.m.  

Place:   328 A Russell Senate Office Building 


Mr. Chris Alonzo, Owner/Operator, Pietro Farms, Kennett Square, Pa.

Mr. Nicholas Carter, Owner, Mud Creek Farm, Co-Founder, Market Wagon, Indianapolis, Ind.

Mr. Charles A. Wingard, Vice President of Field Operations, Walter P. Rawl and Sons, Pelion, S.C.

Dr. Margaret Leigh Worthington, Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, Ark.

Ms. Diana Kobus, Executive Director, PCO Certified Organic, Spring Mills, Pa.

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 June 6, 2023.  

Daily print reporters should RSVP to Daily Press Gallery at 202-224-0241. 

Periodical reporters should RSVP to Periodical Press Gallery at 202-224-0265. 

Press photographers should RSVP to or 202-224-6548. 

There is a mandatory TV pool. Contact the Senate Radio-TV Gallery 202-224-6421 for additional details.