Hearing to Review Producers' Views on the Effectiveness and Operations of the Federal Crop Insurance Program

General Farm Commodities and Risk Management | 1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
| Apr 22, 2009 10:00am

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Witnesses

Panel 1

Dr. Chad E. Hart , Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Mr. Bob Stallman , President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Roger Johnson , President, National Farmers Union, Washington, D.C.

Panel 2

Mr. Rickey Bearden , cotton, grain and peanut producer, and Chairman, Crop Insurance Task Force, National Cotton Council, Plains, Texas

Mr. Steve Bennett , General Manager and Partner, Riverbend Nurseries, on behalf of the American Nursery and Landscape Association, Thompson's Station, Tennessee

Mr. Jarrod Spillman , sorghum, wheat, corn, soybean, sunflower and cow-calf producer, on behalf of the National Sorghum Producers, Hoxie, Kansas

Mr. John Owen , rice producer, and President, Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association, on behalf of USA Rice Federation, Rayville, Louisiana

Mr. Michael Robichaux , sugarcane farmer, on behalf of the American Sugar Cane League and the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, Franklin, Louisiana

Mr. Bing Von Bergen , wheat producer, President, Montana Grain Growers Association, Board Member, National Association of Wheat Growers, Moccasin, Montana

Mr. Mike Clemens , wheat, corn, soybean, sunflower and dry bean producer, and Vice Chair, Public Policy Action Team, National Corn Growers Association, Wimbledon, North Dakota