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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Hearing on Research and Securing America’s Food Supply

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 the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Agricultural Research and Securing the United States Food Supply.”


Date:   December 2, 2020

Time:  2:30 p.m.

Place:  G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Who:  Mrs. Amy France, Producer, National Sorghum Producers, Marienthal, Kan.

The Honorable Dan Glickman, Executive Director, The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Stephen Higgs, Director, Biosecurity Research Institute and Associate Vice President for Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

Dr. Steven Rosenzweig, Senior Agricultural Scientist, Agricultural Research, General Mills, Golden Valley, Minn.


***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room as well as wearing a mask or face covering. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.

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 December 1, 2020. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries.

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.