Witnesses Announced for Ag. Committee Field Hearing in Galesburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Friday, 23 March 2012 13:37

Washington, DC – The House Committee on Agriculture today released the witness list for tomorrow's Farm Bill field hearing in Galesburg, Illinois.  The field hearing will be held on Friday March 23 at 9am Central, at Carl Sandburg College in Building F's gymnasium.  More information on the Farm Bill can be found here on the Agriculture Committee’s website.

Friday’s hearing is the second in a series of four field hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill taking place throughout the country in March and April.  This hearing will give members of the Agriculture Committee the opportunity to hear firsthand from producers from Illinois and surrounding states about their priorities for the next farm bill.

Panel I

Mr. David C. Erickson, corn and soybean producer, Altona, Illinois

Mrs. Deborah L. Moore, corn, soybean, and beef producer, Roseville, Illinois

Mr. John Mages, corn and soybean producer, Belgrade, Minnesota

Mr. Blake Gerard, rice, soybean, wheat, and corn producer, McClure, Illinois

Mr. Craig Adams, corn, soybean, wheat, hay, and beef producer, Leesburg, Ohio

Panel II

Mr. John Williams, sorghum, corn, wheat, and soybean producer, McLeansboro, Illinois

Mr. Gary Asay, pork, corn, and soybean producer, Osco, Illinois

Mr. Terry Davis, corn and soybean producer, Roseville, Illinois

Mr. David W. Howell, corn, soybean, pumpkin, and tomato producer, Middletown, Indiana

Ms. Jane A. Weber, specialty crop producer, Bettendorf, Iowa

The witnesses' testimony will be posted online on the Committee Hearings webpage the day of the hearing.  Schilling and the Ag. Committee also invite feedback from members of the public on the future of farm policy to be considered as part of the Committee’s Farm Bill field hearing record.  To submit feedback, please visit http://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill_feedback.html.  The field hearing is open to the public, but those unable to attend will be able to view a live webcast here.

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