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Chairman Roberts Announces Witnesses, New Time for Hearing on Avian Influenza

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 hearing on the impacts of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the U.S. poultry sector.

What:     Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: The Impact on the U.S. Poultry Sector and Protecting U.S. Poultry Flocks
Who:      Panel I
Dr. John R. Clifford, Deputy Administrator, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Dr. David Swayne, Laboratory Director, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Athens, Ga.
Panel II
Mr. James R. Dean, Chairman, United Egg Producers, Sioux Center, Iowa
Mr. Ken Klippen, President, National Association of Egg Farmers, Collegeville, Penn.
Mr. Brad R. Moline, Manager, Owner, Moline Farms LLC, Manson, Iowa
Mr. Rob Knecht, President, Vice President of Operations, Michigan Allied Poultry Industries and Konos, Inc., Martin, Mich.
Dr. Thomas Elam, President, FarmEcon LLC, Carmel, Ind.
Date:   Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time:  3:00 p.m. – note new time
Place:  328A Russell Senate Office Building

***Please note: Press bringing audio/video equipment should check in with the Senate Radio-Television Gallery at or 202-224-6421. Space will be limited in the hearing room. The hearing will be webcast live on