WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will lead a field hearing entitled “From Crop to Craft Beer: Federal Regulation’s Impact on America’s Food and Agriculture” in Dubuque, Iowa, and will question a panel of witnesses.

The hearing is open to the public. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Noon CT
Grand River Center
Rooms 5 & 6
500 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA

Witnesses Include:
Rick Vaughan
Chief Executive Officer
Innovative Ag Services
Monticello, IA

David Fritz
President and Volunteer Director
Potosi Foundation, Inc.

Richard Williams, PH.D.
Director, Regulatory Studies Program
Mercatus Center
George Mason University

Jim Zimmerman
Farmer from Rosendale, WI

Prior to the event, Chairman Johnson and Senator Ernst will hold a brief media availability at 11:30 AM CT in rooms 5 and 6 of the Grand River Center.

NOTE: If you are a credentialed member of the media and plan to attend the event, please RSVP to Press@Ernst.Senate.Gov.  Please note that media are required to display current press credentials. Please plan to arrive prior to the scheduled start time of the hearing.

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