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Roberts, Stabenow Name Commodities, Credit, Crop Insurance Witnesses
Kansas Ag Connection - 07/21/2017

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Thurday announced witnesses for the Committee's upcoming hearing on commodities, credit, and crop insurance.

The "Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill" hearing will be held July 25 at 8:30 a.m. in 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. The hearing will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov. The witnesses are:

Panel I

- Bruce Rohwer, Farmer, Rohwer Farms, Paulina, Iowa

- Kevin Scott, Owner/Operator, Evergreen Stock Farm, Valley Springs, S.D.

- David Schemm, Farmer, Arrow S Farms, Sharon Springs, Kan.

- Nick McMichen, Owner/Operator, McMichen Farms, Centre, Ala.

- Jennifer James, Owner/Operator, H & J Land Company, Newport, Ark

Panel II

- Dan Atkisson, Owner/Operator, Atkisson Land & Cattle, Stockton, Kan.

- Meredith Rogers, Farmer, Family Farm Partners, Camilla, Ga.

- Robert Rynning, Owner/Operator, Robert Rynning Farms, Kennedy, Minn.

- Ervin Schlemmer, Owner/Operator, Schlemmer Farms, Joliet, Mont.

- Ken Nobis, Owner/Operator, Nobis Dairy Farm, Novi, Mich.

Panel III

- Mark Haney, President, Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, Louisville, Ky.

- Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union, Washington, D.C.

- Lindsey Lusher Shute, Hearty Roots Community Farm and Co-Founder & Executive Director, National Young Farmers Coalition, Hudson, N.Y.

- William Cole, Stone Corner Farms and Chairman, Crop Insurance Professionals Association, Batesville, Miss.

- Ron Rutledge, President & CEO, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa, West Des Moines, Iowa

- Mandy Minick, Washington State President, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Pasco, Wash.

- Brenda Kluesner, Loan Officer & Crop Insurance Manager, Royal Bank, Cassville, Wis.

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