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Chairman Roberts Announces Witnesses for Senate Agriculture Hearing on the Farm Credit System

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 Farm Credit System.

What:  The Farm Credit System: Oversight and Outlook of the Current Economic Climate

Who:   Panel I

The Honorable Ken Spearman, Chairman, Farm Credit Administration Board, McLean, Va.

The Honorable Dallas Tonsager, Member, Farm Credit Administration, Chairman, Farm Credit Insurance System Corporation Board, McLean, Va.

The Honorable Jeffrey Hall, Member, Farm Credit Administration Board, McLean, Va.

Panel II

Mr. Verlin (Gus) J. Barker, President/Chief Executive Officer, Community Bank of Oelwein, Oelwein, Iowa

Mr. Doug Stark, President & CEO, Farm Credit Services of America & Frontier Farm Credit, Omaha, Neb.

Mr. Jed Welder, Owner, Trinity Farms, Greenville, Mich.

Mr. Leonard Wolfe, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, United Bank and Trust, Marysville, Kan.

Date:   Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time:  10:15 a.m.

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. The hearing will be webcast live on