Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

July 26, 2012
Market Closed: Foreign Trade Barriers Facing Small Agriculture Exporters
On Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing titled Market Closed: Foreign Trade Barriers Facing Small Agriculture Exporters. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine how foreign nations use sanitary and phytosanitary measures as non-tariff barriers to American agriculture exports.  Representatives from small agriculture producer associations and a policy matter expert were invited to testify.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO)

    Witnesses and Testimony:

  • James Boyer, Owner, Jim Boyer Hogs, Ringstead, IA
  • Jason Hafemeister, Vice President, Allen F. Johnson and Associates, Washington, DC
  • Roger Mix , Owner-Operator, Mix Farms, Center, CO
  • Carl T. Shaffer, President, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Mifflinville, PA

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo
  • Hearing Video
  • Press Release