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Roberts Announces Witnesses for July 7 Avian Flu Hearing
Kansas Ag Connection - 07/02/2015

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced witnesses for the Committee's hearing on the impacts of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the U.S. poultry sector.

The @Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: The Impact on the U.S. Poultry Sector and Protecting U.S. Poultry Flocks@ hearing will take place July 7 beginning at 3 p.m. in 328A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. The witnesses include:

Panel I

-- Dr. John R. Clifford, Deputy Administrator, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

-- Dr. David Swayne, Laboratory Director, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Athens, Ga.

Panel II

-- James R. Dean, Chairman, United Egg Producers, Sioux Center, Iowa

-- Ken Klippen, President, National Association of Egg Farmers, Collegeville, Penn.

-- Brad R. Moline, Manager, Owner, Moline Farms LLC, Manson, Iowa

-- Rob Knecht, President, Vice President of Operations, Michigan Allied Poultry Industries and Konos, Inc., Martin, Mich.

-- Dr. Thomas Elam, President, FarmEcon LLC, Carmel, Ind.

Space will be limited in the hearing room. The hearing will be webcast live on

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