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On Monday of this week, in US House Committee Requests Information On Emergency Preparedness For Avian Influenza, we looked a a formal request from the House Energy & Commerce committee to the Administration for information on their plans and preparedness for the return of avian flu this fall.
Next week the Senate’s Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry will hold a hearing on the impact of Avian influenza, with experts from the USDA and the representatives from the poultry private sector.
The hearing will be web-cast live on live on ag.senate.gov on Tuesday, July 7th at 3pm EDT.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced witnesses for the Committee’s hearing on the impacts of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the U.S. poultry sector.
What: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: The Impact on the U.S. Poultry Sector and Protecting U.S. Poultry Flocks
Who: Panel I
Dr. John R. Clifford, Deputy Administrator, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Dr. David Swayne, Laboratory Director, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Athens, Ga.
Mr. James R. Dean, Chairman, United Egg Producers, Sioux Center, Iowa
Mr. Ken Klippen, President, National Association of Egg Farmers, Collegeville, Penn.
Mr. Brad R. Moline, Manager, Owner, Moline Farms LLC, Manson, Iowa
Mr. Rob Knecht, President, Vice President of Operations, Michigan Allied Poultry Industries and Konos, Inc., Martin, Mich.
Dr. Thomas Elam, President, FarmEcon LLC, Carmel, Ind.
Date:Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – note new time
Place: 328A Russell Senate Office Building
***Please note: Press bringing audio/video equipment should check in with the Senate Radio-Television Gallery at radiotv.senate.gov or 202-224-6421. Space will be limited in the hearing room. The hearing will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov.