Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

Squeezed: Current Challenges for Small Citrus Operations

On June 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing titled, Squeezed: Current Challenges for Small Citrus Operations ​​​in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The  hearing examined challenges affecting small growers and other small businesses in the citrus industry. 

Opening Statement:

Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)

​Witness Testimony:

  • Mr. Kevin Severns, Owner, Severns Farm, Sanger, CA

  • Mr. N. Larry Black, Jr. General Manager, Peace River Packing Company, Fort Meade, FL

  • Mr. Dale Murden, President, Texas Citrus Mutual, Mission, TX

  •  Dr. Michael Rogers, Interim Director and Associate Professor, Citrus Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL
  • Additional Items:
    Hearing Notice
    Witness List 
    Hearing Memo