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2009 Congressional Testimonies

April 2009

Subject: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Field Hearing on the Impact of Manufacturing Closures on Local Small Businesses in Shreveport, LA

Committee: Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Witness: Karen G. Nardini, Acting Louisiana State Director for Rural Development, USDA

Date: April 14, 2009

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Subject: The Implementation of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and Future Farm Policy

Committee: House Agriculture

Witness: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, USDA

Date: April 21, 2009

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May 2009

Subject: National Animal Identification System

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry and the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology

Witness: Dr. John Clifford Deputy Administrator for Veterinary Services Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA

Date: May 5, 2009

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Subject: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Climate Data and Analysis Activities

Committee: House Science and Technology

Witness: Dr. Michael Strobel, Director of NRCS's National Water and Climate Center in Portland, Oregon

Date: May 5, 2009

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Subject: Indirect Land Use Provisions That Are Part of the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Witness: Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, USDA

Date: May 6, 2009

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Subject: H1N1Influenza

Committee: Senate Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Witness: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, USDA

Date: May 7, 2009

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Subject: USDA Activities and Services that Assist the Fruit and Vegetable Industry in Meeting FDA and Commercial Marketplace Requirements

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture

Witness: David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA

Date: May 14, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Farm to School Efforts and Other Federal Programs that Support Local Famers ad Promote Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles for the Nation's School Children

Committee: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Field Hearing, Roybal Campus, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Witness: Cindy Long, Director, Child Nutrition Division, FNS, USDA

Date: May 15, 2009

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Subject: USDA Rural Development's Renewable Fuels Program

Committee: House Small Business, Subcommittee on Regulations and Healthcare

Witness: Cheryl Cook, Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development

Date: May 21, 2009

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June 2009

Subject: The Role of Local and Regional Purchase of US Food Aid in the Context of the USDA Food Aid Programs

Committee: House Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health

Witness: Bud Philbrook Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services, USDA

Date: June 4, 2009

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Subject: Credit Conditions in Rural America and Operations of the Farm Loan Programs at FSA

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Witness: Doug Caruso, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, USDA

Date: June 11, 2009

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Subject: Programs Delivered by the Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Witness: James Miller, Under Secretary of Agriculture, Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services

Date: June 25, 2009

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July 2009

Subject: Rural Development Programs

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture

Witness: Cheryl Cook, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, USDA

Date: July 9, 2009

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Subject: Multi-Family Housing Preservation in Rural America

Committee: House Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity

Witness: Tammye Trevino, Administrator, Rural Housing Service, USDA

Date: July 15, 2009

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Subject: Current Issues in Food Safety

Committee: House Agriculture

Witness: Jerold R. Mande, Deputy Under Secretary, Office of Food Safety, USDA

Date: July 16, 2009

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Subject: The Role of Agriculture and Forestry in Climate Change Legislation

Committee: Senate Agriculture

Witness: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, USDA

Date: July 22, 2009

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Subject: The Future of Specialty Crops for Small Family Farmers

Committee: House Small Business, Subcommittee on Rural Development, Entrepreneurship, and Trade

Witness: Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary, USDA

Date: July 30, 2009

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September 2009

Subject: USDA's Broadband Initiative's Program (BIP)

Committee: House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet

Witness: Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA

Date: September 10, 2009

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Subject: The Benefits the USDA Provides Its Employees Serving in Combat Areas Overseas

Committee: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia

Witness: Robin Heard, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, USDA

Date: September 16, 2009

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Subject: Current Situation in the Dairy Market

Committee: Senate Judiciary

Joseph W. Glauber, Chief Economist, USDA

Date: September 19, 2009

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October 2009

Subject: Conservation Programs Delivered by the FSA

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Date: October 7, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Services (RBS)

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture

Witness: Judy Canales, Administrator for Rural Business-Cooperative Services, USDA

Date: October 21, 2009

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Subject: The Currect Economic Situation Facing Pork Producers and the Programs Delivered by FFAS

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry

Witness: Michael Scuse, Under Secretary of Agriculture, Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services, USDA

Date: October 22, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Broadband Initiative's Program (BIP)

Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness: Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service

Date: October 27, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's Perspectives on Water Data Management and Challenges and Opportunities for the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and the Water Resources Division of the US Geological Survey (USGS)

Committee: House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power

Witness: Dr. Michael Strobel, Director of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Date: October 27, 2009

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Subject: The Critical Role and Potential Impact on Agriculture and Forestry in Climate Change Legislation

Committee: Senate Environment and Public Works

Witness: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack

Date: October 27, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP)

Committee: House Small Business

Witness: Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Services, USDA

Date: October 28, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Implementation of the Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Title (Title X) of the 2008 Farm Bill

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture

Witness: Rayne Pegg, Administrator, Agriculture Marketing Service, USDA

Date: October 28, 2009

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Subject: The Future of Second- and Third-Generation Biofuels

Committee: House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Witness: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Under Secretary of Research, Education, and Economics, USDA

Date: October 29, 2009

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Subject: The Future of Second- and Third-Generation Biofuels

Committee: House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Witness: Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development, USDA

Date: October 29, 2009

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November 2009

Subject: Reauthorization of Child Nutrition Programs – Opportunities to Fight Hunger and Improve Child Health

Committee: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Witness: Dr. Margaret L. Bogle, Executive Director, Delta Obesity Prevention Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, Little Rock, AR, USDA

Date: November 17, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Perspective on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Committee: House Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade

Witness: Bud Philbrook, Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service

Date: November 17, 2009

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Subject: Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children Program

Committee: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Witness: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, USDA

Date: November 17, 2009

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Subject: USDA's Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP)

Committee: House Agriculture

Witness: Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA

Date: November 19, 2009

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December 2009

Subject: USDA's Conservation Efforts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Witness: Ann Mills, Deputy Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, USDA

Date: December 9, 2009