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Roberts, Stabenow Hearing on Research and American Food Supply
Michigan Ag Connection - 11/30/2020

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Tuesday announced the Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Agricultural Research and Securing the United States Food Supply."

The hearing will be held Dec. 2 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Speaker will include:

- Amy France, producer, National Sorghum Producers, Marienthal, Kan.

- Dan Glickman, executive director, The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.

- Dr. Stephen Higgs, director, Biosecurity Research Institute and Associate Vice President for Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan.

- Dr. Steven Rosenzweig, senior agricultural scientist, Agricultural Research, General Mills, Golden Valley, Minn.

The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room as well as wearing a mask or face covering. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.

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