Formulation of the 2012 Farm Bill: Specialty Crop and Nutrition Programs

1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
| May 8, 2012 11:00am

Witnesses

Panel 1

Mr. Jerry Lee , Environmental Services Manager, Monrovia Growers, Cairo, Georgia

Mr. Michael Jarrard , President and COO, Mann Packing Company, Salinas, California

Mrs. Lisa Schacht , Owner/Operator, Schacht Family Farm and Market, Canal Winchester, Ohio; on behalf of Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association

Mr. Russell Libby , Executive Director, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Unity, Maine

Mr. Dan Richey , President and CEO, Riverfront Packing Company, Vero Beach, Florida; on behalf of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

Panel 2

Mr. Rodney Bivens , Executive Director, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dr. Ron Haskins , Senior Fellow Economic Studies Program, the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Stacy Dean , Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Phil Blalock , Executive Director, National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs, Alexandria, Virginia