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2010 Congressional Testimonies

January 2010

Subject: How to Improve SNAP Participation Rates in California and Among Difficult to Reach Groups

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry

Witness: Lisa J. Pino, Deputy Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Date: January 25, 2010

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February 2010

Subject: Progress Report on the Status of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funding Administered by USDA's Natural Resources and Conservation Service

Committee: House Transportation and Infrastructure

Witness: Dave White, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Date: February 10, 2010

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March 2010

Subject: Continuing Problems in USDA's Enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act

Committee: House Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Domestic Policy

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

Date: March 4, 2010

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Subject: Use of Information Technology to Promote a Safe, Sustainable, and Nutritious Food

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry

Witness: Christopher L. Smith, Chief Information Officer, USDA

Date: March 10, 2010

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Subject: Information Technology Issues Facing the Farm Service Agency

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry

Witness: Jonathan W. Coppess, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, USDA

Date: March 10, 2010

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April 2010

Subject: Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry

Witness: Shelly Ver Ploeg, Economist, Economic Research Service, USDA

Date: April 14, 2010

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Subject: Access to Healthful Foods in the Nutrition Assistance Programs

Committee: House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry

Witness: Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, USDA

Date: April 14, 2010

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Subject: Implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill and Future Directions for Farm Policy

Committee: House Agriculture

Witness: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, USDA

Date: April 21, 2010

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May 2010

Subject: Water Management Activities of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency

Committee: House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power

Witness: Allan Green, Colorado State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Date: May 17, 2010

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Subject: Progress Report on the Status of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funding Administered by USDA's Natural Resources and Conservation Service

Committee: House Transportation and Infrastructure

Witness: Dave White, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Date: May 26. 2010

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June 2010

Subject: Implementation of Title IX, the Energy Title of the 2008 Farm Bill

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

Witness: Cheryl Cook, Deputy Under Secretary, Rural Development, USDA; Jonathan Coppess, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, USDA; Carmela Bailey, National Program Leader for Biobased Products and Bioenergy, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Date: June 9, 2010