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