Roberts, Stabenow Announce Hearing on Research and Securing America’s Food Supply

Leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee recently announced a hearing titled “Agricultural Research and Securing the United States Food Supply.” Announced by Committee Chair Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, and Top Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, the hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, at 2:30 ET. The hearing will feature Amy France, a producer and member of National Sorghum Producers, and Don Glickman, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute. Additional speakers include Stephen Higgs, Director of the Biosecurity Research Institute, and Dr. Steven Rosenzweig, Senior Agricultural Scientist, Agricultural Research, General Mills. The hearing will be one of, if not the last hearing, under current leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Senator Roberts of Kansas will retire at the end of the current Congressional session. While Stabenow seems likely to remain on the committee, the next chairman won’t be known until after a special election runoff in January, which will dictate which party will control the chamber.