Hearing to Examine the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Programs and to Review Current Conditions for Rural Entrepreneurship and Business Development

1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
| Oct 21, 2009 10:00am

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Witnesses

Panel 1

Ms. Judy Canales , Administrator, Rural Business and Cooperative Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Panel 2

Mr. Randall Jones , President and CEO, Lumbee River Electric Membership Cooperation, Red Springs, North Carolina

Mr. Arlen Kangas , Ph.D., President, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Ms. Amy Crystle , CSA Manager, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, Leola, Pennsylvania

Mr. Timothy Collins , Ph.D., Assistant Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Macomb, Illinois

Mr. Leo Hoehn , General Manager, Stateline Bean Producers Cooperative, Gering, Nebraska