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Anderson, Ronald R. livestock farmer, Ethel, LA

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Baker, Brenda, corn, wheat and soybean producer, Obion, TN

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Barker, Flavius, farmer, Columbia, TN

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Barham, Tommy, cotton, corn, soybean producer, Oak Ridge, LA

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Branum, Gary, row crop producer, New Madrid, MO

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Dowdle, Don, cow-calf operator, Somerville, TN

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Dupree, Jim, soybean and rice producer, Newport, AR

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German, Willie, cotton producer, Somerville, TN

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Gravois, Dean, sugarcane producer, Vacherie, LA

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Hawks, William “Bill", corn and soybean producer, Hernando, MS

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Hillman, David, soybean, wheat, and rice producer, Almyra, AR

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Hood, Kenneth Brown, corn, cotton, soybean producer, Gunnison, MS

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King, Alan, cotton producer, Brownsville, TN

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Lemoine, Byron F., III, sugarcane and grain sorghum producer, Hamburg,

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Loewer, Paul Jr., rice producer, Branch, LA

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Lyons, Daniel, grain and livestock farmer, Church Point, LA

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Minton, Ken, rice producer, Dexter, MO

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Sebree, Gary, rice and wheat producer, Stuttgart, AR

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Sturdivant, Mike Jr., cotton, rice, soybean producer, Glendora, MS

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Winters, Donna B. , cotton, corn, wheat producer, Lake Providence, LA

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Carreras, Patricia, Memphis, TN

Dodson, Johnny Halls, IN

Hale, Ruth Ann, Memphis, TN

Hardwick, Jon W., president, Louisiana Cotton Producers Association

Heien, E. Stuttgart, TN.

Jagendorf, Tommy H., Memphis, TN

Lay, Daniel P., Ridgely, TN

Summerour, Jeanne, legislative director, American Emu Association

Westfall, Alan H., Bonnerdale, TX

Williams, Mabel, Robert, and Wade, dairy producers, Lincoln, TN

Young, Ray, cotton farmer, Wisner, LA

MARCH 18, AUBURN, AL

Berry, Hon. Marion, a Representative in Congress from the State of Arkan-

sas, opening statement

Bishop, Hon. Sanford D., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Georgia, opening statement

Chambliss, Hon. Saxby, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Georgia, opening statement

Combest, Hon. Larry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas,

opening statement

Everett, Hon. Terry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Alabama,

opening statement

Moran, Hon. Jerry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Kansas,

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Riley, Hon. Bob, a Representative in Congress from the State of Alabama,

opening statement

Stenholm, Hon. Charles W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Texas, opening statement

WITNESSES

Bowden, Ben, row crop producer, Eufaula, AL

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Eason, Darvin, peanut and cotton producer, Lenox, GA

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Jeter, Albert Groves, wheat, cotton, peanut producer, Byromville, GA

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Lawrence, Ronny, cotton producer, Fayette, AL

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Loop, Carl B., Jr. fruit and vegetable producer, Jacksonville, FL

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McMillan, Timothy E., cotton, tobacco, peanut producer, Enigma, GA

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Newby, Jerry, cotton producer, Athens, AL

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Owens, Mike, tobacco and peanut producer, Lenox, GA

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Parham, Jerry H., timber and cattle producer, Reform, AL

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Perry, Louie, Jr., livestock, peanut, cotton producer, Moultrie, GA

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Sanders, Carl, cotton and corn producer, Brundidge, AL

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Shirah, James W., Jr., cotton and peanut producer, Pinehurst, GA

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Spivey, Clara J., peanut and fruit producer, Louisville, AL

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Stuart, Michael J., fruit and vegetable producer, Orlando, FL

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Whitehead, Allen, peanut, livestock, cotton producer, Ashburn, GA

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Wiggins, Ricky, peanut producer, Andalusia, AL

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Wysner, Dean, cattle operator, Woodland, AL

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SUBMITTED MATERIAL

Davis, Joe, Jr., statement

Dozler, Thomas, statement

Gibbs, Jerry and Linda, Ranburne, AL

Holmes, Charles, statement

Kirkland, Foy, Arab, AL

Kretschmann, Ted, statement

Mimms, Maston M., Sr., statement

Smith, Jim, American Honey Producers Assoc. and the American Bee Keeping

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Spruell, Sam, producer, Jope, AL

Waters, Luther, Jr., statement

MARCH 27, RALEIGH, NC

Clayton, Hon. Eva M., a Representative in Congress from the State of North

Carolina, opening statement

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Combest, Hon. Larry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas,

opening statement

Etheridge, Hon. Bob, a Representative in Congress from the State of North

Carolina, opening statement

Hayes, Hon. "Robin, a Representative in Congress from the State of North

Carolina, opening statement

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Jenkins, Hon. William L., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Tennessee
McIntyre, Hon. Mike, a Representative in Congress from the State of North

Carolina, opening statement
Price, Hon. David E., a Representative in Congress from the State of North

Carolina, opening statement
Stenholm, Hon. Charles W., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Texas, opening statement

WITNESSES
Adams, John, pork producer, Snow Hill, NC

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Aiken, Jeff, tobacco, cattle producer, Telford, TN

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Ashe, John E., Jr., tobacco producer, Reidsville, NC

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Baxley, Roy, cotton producer, Dillon, SC

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Braswell, Elton, corn, soybean, wheat producer, Monroe, NC

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Brown, Wayne, tobacco, cattle producer, Greeneville, TN
Burleson, Ronnie, cotton producer, Richfield, NC

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Byrum, Cecil, cotton, peanut, row crop producer, Windsor, VA

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Hendrix, Earl, soybean, cotton, corn producer, Raeford, NC

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Johnston, William R., soybean, cotton producer, Jackson, NC

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Pate, James C., tobacco, small grains producer, Rowland, NC

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Ratcliff, Zeno (Sandy), III, corn, wheat producer, Pantego, NC

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Sharp, Pendar, tobacco, cotton, corn producer, Sims, NC

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Smith, Jeff, peanut, cotton, corn producer, Edenton, NC

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Spiers, Robert, tobacco, peanut, cotton producer, Stoney Creek, VA

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Thomas, Joe K., III, tobacco, cattle producer, Bristol, TN
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SUBMITTED MATERIAL
Bowlin, Jacqueline J., Raleigh, NC
Carter, John W., III, president, Tobacco Growers Association of North Caro-

lina
de Puentes, Michelle
Garrision, Stephanie, Fuel Design Group
Gunz, Betty Rogers, Raleigh, NC
Holder, Larry, poultry farmer, Raleigh, NC
Miller, Cynthia K.
Parrish, Keith, tobacco producer
Talley, Windell L.
Wooten, Larry, North Carolina Farm Bureau

MARCH 29, 2000
Bishop, Hon. Sanford D., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Georgia, prepared statement
Chenoweth-Hage, Hon. Helen, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Idaho, prepared statement
Combest, Hon. Larry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas,

opening statement Stenholm, Hon. Charles W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Texas, opening statement

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WITNESSES
Caspary, James E., president, First National Bank of Clifton, and chairman,
Independent Bankers of America

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Glaub, Ted L., president, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural
Appraisers

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Hague, Terry M., chief executive officer, Farmers Exchange Bank, on behalf
of American Bankers Association

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Holt, James S., agricultural economist, McGuiness, Norris, and Williams,
on behalf of National Council of Agricultural Employers

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Penick, Jay, president and chief executive officer, Northwest Farm Credit
Services, on behalf of Farm Credit Council

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Urmston, Dean, executive vice-president, American Seed Trade Association

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Vroom, Jay J., president, American Crop Protection Association
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SUBMITTED MATERIAL
Blanchfield, John M., director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking,
American Bankers Association, statement

APRIL 1, 2000, WEST CHESTER, OH
Boehner, Hon. John A., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Ohio, opening statement
Combest, Hon. Larry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas,

opening statement
Ewing, Hon. Thomas W., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Illinois, opening statement
Fletcher, Hon. Ernie, a Representative in Congress from the State of Ken-

tucky, opening statement
Lucas, Hon. Ken, a Representative in Congress from the State of Kentucky,

opening statement
Moran, Hon. Jerry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Kansas,

opening statement
Smith, Hon. Nick, a Representative in Congress from the State of Michigan,

opening statement Stenholm, Hon. Charles W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Texas, opening statement Thune, Hon. John R., a Representative in Congress from the State of South Dakota, opening statement

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WITNESSES
Brown, Dale, corn, soybean producer, Shoals, IN

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Courts, Billy E., tobacco, cattle, sheep producer, Dry Ridge, Kentucky

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Forrest, Nick, sheep producer, Oxford, OH

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Fulton, Bill, grain, fruit, vegetable producer, Troy, OH

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Geeding, Floyd, grain producer, Eaton, OH

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Gibbs, Robert, pork producer, Lakeville, OH
Kilpatrick, Wayne, corn, soybean, wheat producer, Frazeysburg, OH

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Mahan, Jim, tobacco, cattle producer, Lexington, KY

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Pitts, Steven E., corn, soybean, hay producer, Milan, IN

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Spellmire, Thomas C., corn, wheat, soybean producer, Lebanon, OH

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