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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.

Wilmington, Del.

• Tim Hassinger

president & CEO, Dow AgroSciences, LLC

Indianapolis, Ind.

• Erik Fyrwald

CEO, Syngenta International AG

Basel, Switzerland

Jim Blome

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

Washington, D.C.

• Bob Young

chief economist and deputy executive director, public policy, American Farm Bureau Federation

Washington, D.C.

• Chris Novak

CEO, National Corn Growers Association

Chesterfield, Mo.

• Roger Johnson

president, National Farmers Union

Washington, D.C.

–The Hagstrom Report


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