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The Small Business Trade Snapshot: Agriculture and Workers

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship will meet for a hearing titled, “The Small Business Trade Snapshot: Agriculture and Workers.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Trade issues have been at the forefront of national conversations due to the implications for nearly every sector of our economy. Small businesses, which include farmers, make up ninety-seven percent of U.S. exporters. The hearing will examine the state of trade for small businesses, farmers, and the employees who are critical to small businesses in numerous industries. It will also offer an opportunity to discuss small business and labor goals for future trade activities. 

To view the livestream of the hearing, click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List


Mr. Mark Meirick
Board Member
Iowa Pork Producers Association
Protivin, IA
* Testifying on behalf of the National Pork Producers Council

Ms. Rebecca Dostal
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Traer, IA
* Testifying on behalf of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Mr. Josh Nassar
Legislative Director
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Washington, DC

Mr. Glenn Stoltzfus
Co-owner, Pennwood Farms
District 11 State Board Director and Dairy Committee Chairman
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Berlin, PA

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence


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