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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Witnesses for Agriculture Security 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 agriculture security. 

Title:     Safeguarding American Agriculture in a Globalized World 


The Honorable Joseph Lieberman, Co-Chair, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, Washington, D.C.

Gen. Richard Myers, President, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

Dr. Raymond Hammerschmidt, Professor, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Dr. R.D. Meckes, State Veterinarian, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh, N.C. 

Date:   Wednesday, December 13, 2017 

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