Grassley announces competition hearing witnesses
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, this week announced the witnesses for his hearing next Tuesday titled “Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry.”
The hearing has been prompted by several announced agribusiness mergers.
The hearing will be held in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10 a.m.
There will be nine witnesses, all on one panel:
• James Collins Jr.
executive vice president, Agriculture Division, E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.
• Tim Hassinger
president & CEO, Dow AgroSciences, LLC
• Erik Fyrwald
CEO, Syngenta International AG
president & CEO, Bayer CropScience North America
Research Triangle Park, N.C.
• Robb Fraley
executive vice president & chief technology officer, Monsanto Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
• Diana Moss
president, American Antitrust Institute
• Bob Young
chief economist and deputy executive director, public policy, American Farm Bureau Federation
• Chris Novak
CEO, National Corn Growers Association
• Roger Johnson
president, National Farmers Union
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