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China's Agriculture Policy and U.S. Access to China's Market

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission presents a hearing on China's agriculture policy and the United States' access to China's Market.

April 25, 2013 8:15am to 4:45pm

Hearing Co-chairs: Commissioners Daniel M. Slane and Michael R. Wessel
8:15 am – 8:30 am            Co-chairs’ remarks
   -   Commissioners Daniel M.  Slane and Michael R. Wessel
8:30 am – 8:45 am            Welcome
   -   Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
8:45 am – 10:15 am          Panel I:  The Status and Future of China’s Agriculture Development
   -   Bill Northey, Agriculture Secretary of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
   -   Fred Gale, Senior Economist, USDA Economic Research Service, Washington, DC
   -   Dermot Hayes, Co-Director of Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University

10:15 am – 10:30 am   

10:30 am – 12:00 am  
      Panel II:  Food Safety: Trade Barriers and Public Health Issues
   -   Kevin Brosch, Senior Consultant, DTB Associates LLP, Washington, DC
   -   Bill Westman, Vice President, International Trade, American Meat Institute, Washington, DC   
   -   Patty Lovera, Assistant Director, Food & Water Watch, Washington, DC

12:00 am – 1:00 pm 
       Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm           Panel III: Bilateral Trade and Investment: Opportunities and Constraints
   -   Veronica Nigh, Economist, Public Policy Dept - Budget and Economic Analysis of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Washington, DC
   -   Colin Carter, Professor; Director, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis, Davis, CA
   -   David Miller, Director of Research, Iowa Farm Bureau & Corn/soy grower, Des Moines, IA

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm  

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm   
        Panel IV:  Intellectual Property and Value-Added Production
   -   Mark Lange, CEO, National Cotton Council of America, Cordova, TN
   -   Barbara P. Glenn, Senior Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs at CropLife America, Washington, DC
   -   Julius Schaaf, Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Grains Council, Randolph, IA

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm           Public Hearing Portion
   -   Participants must register to speak upon arriving at the hearing location.  Remarks will be limited to three minutes each.

4:45 pm     


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