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    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Effective Enforcement and the Future of Derivatives Regulation

    Hearings to examine the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, focusing on the effective enforcement and the future of derivatives regulation. 

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    Farmers and Fresh Water: Voluntary Conservation to Protect our Land and Waters

    Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10:00am in…

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    Nomination of Lisa Afua Serwah Mensah

    Hearings to examine the nomination of Lisa Afua Serwah Mensah, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development.

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Grow it Here, Make it Here: Creating Jobs through Bio Based Manufacturing

    Hearings to examine creating jobs through bio based manufacturing. 

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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children…

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    High Frequency and Automated Trading in Futures Markets

    Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. in room 328A of…

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    2014 Farm Bill: Implementation and Next Steps

    Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on Wednesday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. in room 328A of…

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    The Importance of Regional Strategies in Rural Economic Development

    North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation, will convene a Subcommittee hearing on Thursday,…

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    Advanced Biofuels: Creating Jobs and Lower Prices at the Pump

    Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on Tuesday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. in room 328A of…

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    Nominations of Timothy G. Massad, Sharon Y. Bowen & J. Christopher Giancarlo

    Title: To consider the following nominations:

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    Wildfire Risks

    The deputy chief of the U.S. Forest Service, local officials, and business leaders testified on the need to fund projects reducing fire hazards on federal lands.

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    Farm Bill Conference Committee

    Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill.

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    Foreign Purchases of U.S. Food Companies

    Witnesses testified on the pending purchase of Smithfield Foods pork producer and processing company by Shuanghui International, a Chinese food company.

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    Farm Bill Markup

    The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee debated and approved the “farm bill,” a package of legislation passed once every five years that governs agriculture,…

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