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Chairman Roberts Announces Witnesses for Hearing on Country of Origin Labeling

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 Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and trade retaliation: what is at stake for America's farmers, ranchers, businesses and consumers.

What:   Country of Origin Labeling and Trade Retaliation: What’s at Stake for America’s Farmers, Ranchers, Businesses and Consumers

Who:  Panel I
Mr. Barry Carpenter, CEO, North American Meat Institute, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation on behalf of American Farm Bureau Federation, Milo, Iowa
Mr. Leo McDonnell, Executive Officer and Director Emeritus for the United States Cattlemen’s Association, Rhame, N.D.
Mr. Jaret Moyer, President, Kansas Livestock Association, Emporia, Kan.
Mr. Jim Trezise, President, New York Wine & Grape Foundation, Canandaigua, N.Y.
Mr. Chris Cuddy, Senior Vice President and President of ADM’s Corn Processing Business Unit, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, Ill.

Date:  Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building


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