Safeguarding American Agriculture in a Globalized World, Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, December 13, 2017   [open pdf - 9MB]

This is the December 13, 2017 hearing on "Safeguarding American Agriculture in a Globalized World" held before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate. From the opening statement of Pat Roberts: "I welcome my colleagues and the witnesses before us today as we hear about an issue I have long felt is of the utmost importance not only to farmers, ranchers, and the agriculture value chain, but also to consumers, the American economy, and the safety of our country. Agriculture security is a broad-reaching issue. It involves many Government agencies beyond the Department of Agriculture. In 1999, as Chairman of the newly formed Emerging Threats Sub-committee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I became aware of the threat our Nation faced against intentionally introduced pathogens to be weaponized and aimed at destroying plant and animal populations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph I. Lieberman, Richard B. Myers, Raymond Hammerschmidt, and R.D. Meckes.

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S. Hrg. 115-603; Senate Hearing 115-603
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