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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Witnesses for Conservation, Forestry Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced witnesses for the Committee’s upcoming hearing on conservation and forestry.


Title:    Conservation and Forestry: Perspectives on the Past and Future Direction for the 2018 Farm Bill


Who:    Panel I

Mr. Tom Tidwell, Chief, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Jimmy Bramblett , Deputy Chief, Programs, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Misty Jones, Director, Conservation and Environmental Programs Division, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.


Panel II

Mr. Steven Horning, Horning Farms, Watertown, S.D.

Mr. Paul D. Dees, Chairman, Delta Wildlife, Stoneville, Miss.

Ms. Barb Downey, Downey Ranch, Wamego, Kan.

Mr. Adam Sharp, Executive Vice President, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Salem Saloom, Tree Farmer and Owner, Saloom Properties, Brewton, Ala.

Mr. Chuck Roady, Vice President and General Manager, F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company, Columbia Falls, Mont.

Dr. Christopher Topik, Director of North America Forest Restoration, North America Region, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Va.


Date:    Thursday, June 29, 2017


Time:     9:30 a.m.


Place:    216 Hart Senate Office Building


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