Roberts, Stabenow Announce Witnesses for Hearing on Trade, Specialty Crops, Organics

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 trade, specialty crops, organics, and local foods. 

Title:    Opportunities in Global and Local Markets, Specialty Crops, and Organics: Perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill 

Who:   Dr. Kenneth Dallmier, President and Chief Operating Officer, Clarkson Grain Company, Inc., Cerro Gordo, Ill.

Mr. Theojary Crisantes Jr., Organic Specialty Crop Farmer and Vice President of Operations, Wholesum Harvest, Amado, Ariz.

Mr. Haile Johnston, Director, The Common Market, Philadelphia, Pa.

Mr. Eric Halverson, Potato Farmer and Chief Executive Officer, Black Gold Farms, Grand Forks, N.D.

Mr. Dean Meyer, Livestock and Crop Producer and Executive Committee Member, U.S. Meat Export Federation, Rock Rapids, Iowa 

Date:   Thursday, July 13, 2017 

Time:  10:00 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 radiotv.senate.gov or 202-224-6421. The hearing will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov.



Press Contact

Meghan Cline (Roberts): 202-224-2035

Jess McCarron (Stabenow): 202-224-1437