Roberts, Stabenow Announce Witnesses for Pesticide Registration 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 to review pesticide registrations.

Title:   Pesticide Registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: Providing Stakeholders with Certainty through the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act


Who:   Panel I

Rick Keigwin, Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sheryl Kunickis, Director, Office of Pest Management Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Panel II

Dale Murden, Past Chair, National Sorghum Producers; Past Chair, Texas Sorghum Producers; President, Texas Citrus Mutual, Mission, Texas

The Honorable Gary W. Black, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Atlanta, Ga.

Jay Vroom, President & Chief Executive Officer, CropLife America, Washington, D.C.

Virginia E. Ruiz, Director of Occupational and Environmental Health, Farmworker Justice, Washington, D.C.


Date:   Thursday, May 11, 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 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