Senate Ag Hearings to Look at Renewable Energy, Cattle Markets

Along with a subcommittee hearing on renewable energy on Tuesday, the full Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday looking at challenges with cattle markets. Senators will have several bills to discuss involving livestock markets and the market concentration of meatpackers. (DTN file photo by Jim Patrico)

It’s going to be a busy couple of days for hearings with the Senate Agriculture Committee, looking at both renewable energy and cattle markets this week.

On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy will hold a hearing looking at “Renewable Energy — Growth and Opportunities for our Rural Economies.” The hearing will be held at 8:30 Central Time and include the following witnesses:

– Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy

– Katie Sieben, Chairwoman of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

– Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

– Bill Cherrier, Executive Vice President and CEO of Central Iowa Power Cooperative

– Matthew Mancuso, Dean, Industrial Technology at Iowa Western Community College

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