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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Hemp Production 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 the Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill.”

Who:   Panel I

The Honorable Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Stephen Alexander Vaden, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Amy P. Abernethy, Principal Deputy Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Md.

Panel II

Mr. Brian Furnish, Farmer, Cynthiana, Ky.

Mrs. Erica Stark, Executive Director, National Hemp Association, Reading, Pa.

Mr. Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Tribal Chairman, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake, Minn. 

Date:   Thursday, July 25, 2019

Time:  9:30 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