Subcommittee Hearings

Accelerating Agriculture: How Federal Regulations Impact America’s Small Farmers


The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade will meet for a hearing titled, “Accelerating Agriculture: How Federal Regulations Impact America’s Small Farmers.”  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Complying with federal regulations continues to be one of the biggest challenges for America’s small businesses, including small farmers.  Many federal agencies have the authority to issue regulations that impact the agriculture industry.  As a result, small farmers often struggle to
comply with expensive, confusing, and time-consuming regulations, which impacts their ability to grow.  This hearing will examine how federal regulations affect small farmers and explore ways to provide regulatory relief to the industry.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo 

Witnesses
Mr. Craig Martins
Operations Manager
Three Rivers FS
Dyersville, IA
* Testifying on behalf of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and GROWMARK, Inc.
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. John Weber
Owner
Valley Lane Farms Inc.
Dysart, IA
* Testifying on behalf of the National Pork Producers Council
Testimony
Disclosure

Mr. Glenn Brunkow
Co-Owner
Brush Creek Cattle Company
Wamego, KS
* Testifying on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation
Testimony
Disclosure

Ms. Laurie Ristino
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Vermont Law School
South Royalton, VT
Testimony
Disclosure