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Increasing Resiliency, Mitigating Risk: Examining the Research and Extension Needs of Producers, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 12, 2019   [open pdf - 27MB]

This is the June 12, 2019 hearing on "Increasing Resiliency, Mitigating Risk: Examining the Research and Extension Needs of Producers," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research of the Committee on Agriculture. From the Opening Statement of Stacey E. Plaskett: "[W]e have seen intense flooding in the Midwest, hurricanes in the Southeast, and wildfires out West. [...] These disasters, driven by an increasingly variable climate, pose serious threats to the domestic agricultural industry and the rural communities depending on this sector. [...] To remain economically viable and to protect already slim margins, producers seek to create resilient operations by mitigating risk when possible. Advancements in technology and management practices are made possible by robust agriculture research efforts, a topic that is squarely within the jurisdiction of this Subcommittee. [...] As we seek to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies aimed at combating climate change, farmers and agricultural researchers must have a seat at the table. Their understanding of working the land is vital, and their voices must be heard. Farmers and ranchers are an integral partner in the fight against climate change." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David W. Wolfe, Robert W. Godfrey, Brise S. Tencer, Sam Godwin, and Fred G. Gmitter.

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Serial No. 116-10
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2019
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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