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Senate Committee Hearing Explores Strengthening Conservation in the 2012 Farm Bill

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:56:10 CST

Senate Committee Hearing Explores Strengthening Conservation in the 2012 Farm Bill Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on Tuesday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

The hearing, Strengthening Conservation through the 2012 Farm Bill, will explore the Conservation Title’s investment in America through policies that help farmers maintain soil health, keep our water clean and available, our food abundant and safe, and our wildlife plentiful - so as to protect the basic principles of farming and our way of life for future generations. Administrator Bruce Nelson, of the Farm Service Agency, and Chief David White, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will testify. Additional witnesses are detailed below.

The hearing will convene on Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m. CST in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building. A live webcast of the hearing can be viewed on the Committee’s website at http://ag.senate.gov.

Witness List Panel I
--Mr. Bruce Nelson, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
--Mr. David White, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panel II
--Mr. Jeff Trandahl, Executive Director and CEO, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington, DC
--Ms. Becky Humphries, Director of Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
--Mr. Dean Stoskopf, Wheat Farmer, Stoskopf Farms, Hoisington, KS
--Mr. Carl Mattson, Farmer, Mattson Farms, Chester, MT
--Mr. Darrel Mosel, Farmer, Darrel Mosel Farm, Gaylord, MN
--Mr. Earl Garber, First Vice President, National Association of Conservation Districts, Iota, LA



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