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Senate Ag hearings set for Thursday

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced today that the committee will hold a confirmation hearing and a hearing on fruits and vegetables in the 2012 farm bill on Thursday.

The committee will consider President Barack Obama’s nomination of Brian T. Baenig to be assistant secretary of agriculture for congressional relations.
Immediately afterward, the committee will hold a hearing entitled “Opportunities for Specialty Crops and Organics in the Farm Bill.”