Sen. Joni Ernst to Chair Senate Subcommittee Hearing on USDA Rural Development Programs

Hearing will include witnesses from West Des Moines and Johnston, Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, will hold a hearing in April on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural development programs and their economic impact across America. The hearing will include witnesses from West Des Moines and Johnston, Iowa.

Details are as follows:

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy Hearing
“USDA Rural Development Programs and their Economic Impact Across America”
WHEN: Wednesday April 6, 2016
9:00 AM CT/10:00 AM ET
WHERE: 328A Russell Senate Office Building
A live video of the hearing will be available here on April 6th.

Witness List:

Panel I

The Honorable Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panel II

Mr. Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, West Des Moines, IA
Mr. Monte Shaw, Executive Director, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Johnston, IA
Mr. Cris Sommerville, President, Dakota Turbines, Cooperstown, ND

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