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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS
SECOND SESSION

MARCH 6, 2000, LUBBOCK, TX
MARCH 17, 2000, MEMPHIS, TN
MARCH 18, 2000, AUBURN, AL
MARCH 27, 2000, RALEIGH, NC
MARCH 29, 2000, WASHINGTON, DC
APRIL 1, 2000, WEST CHESTER, OH
APRIL 3, 2000, KUTZTOWN, PA
APRIL 12, 2000, WASHINGTON, DC

- Serial No. 106–50 Part 1

Printed for the use of the Committee on Agriculture

U.S. Gover NMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON - 2000

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

LARRY COMBEST, Texas, Chairman BILL BARRETT, Nebraska,

CHARLES W. STENHOLM, Texas, Vice Chairman

Ranking Minority Member JOHN A. BOEHNER, Ohio

GARY A. CONDIT, California THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois

COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia

CALVIN M. DOOLEY, California RICHARD W. POMBO, California

EVA M. CLAYTON, North Carolina CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida

DAVID MINGE, Minnesota NICK SMITH, Michigan

EARL F. HILLIARD, Alabama TERRY EVERETT, Alabama

EARL POMEROY, North Dakota FRANK D. LUCAS, Oklahoma

TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania HELEN CHENOWETH-HAGE, Idaho

SANFORD D. BISHOP, JR., Georgia JOHN N. HOSTETTLER, Indiana

BENNIE G. THOMPSON, Mississippi SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia

JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine RAY LAHOOD, Illinois

MARION BERRY, Arkansas JERRY MORAN, Kansas

MIKE MCINTYRE, North Carolina BOB SCHAFFER, Colorado

DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota

BOB ETHERIDGE, North Carolina WILLIAM L. JENKINS, Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER JOHN, Louisiana JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana

LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa KEN CALVERT, California

DAVID D. PHELPS, Illinois GIL GUTKNECHT, Minnesota

KEN LUCAS, Kentucky BOB RILEY, Alabama

MIKE THOMPSON, California GREG WALDEN, Oregon

BARON P. HILL, Indiana
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho

JOE BACA, California
DOUG OSE, California
ROBIN HAYES, North Carolina
ERNIE FLETCHER, Kentucky

PROFESSIONAL STAFF
WILLIAM E. O'CONNER, JR., Staff Director

LANCE KOTSCHWAR, Chief Counsel
STEPHEN HATERIUS, Minority Staff Director
KEITH WILLIAMS, Communications Director

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CONTENTS

MARCH 6, 2000, LUBBOCK, TX

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Artho, Dale, grain sorghum producer, Wildorado, TX

Prepared statement

Arthur, Lloyd, cotton and milo producer, Ralls, TX

Prepared statement

Fincher, Doyle, peanut producer, Seminole, TX

Prepared statement

Gilbreath, Coby, corn producer, Dimmitt, TX

Prepared statement

Harral, D.A., sheep rancher, Fort Stockton, TX

Prepared statement

Hinton, James, cotton, wheat, feedgrains producer, Floydada, TX

Prepared statement

Hitch, Paul H., cattle rancher/feeder, Guymon, OK

Prepared statement

Kimbrell, Casey, corn and wheat producer, Sunray, TX

Prepared statement

Kubecka, William, rice producer, Palacios, TX

Prepared statement

Mauldin, Mike, Idalou, TX

Prepared statement

Melton, Weldon, corn, cotton, soybean producer, Plainview, TX

Preprared statement

Oswalt, Jerry, cotton producer, Abernathy, TX

Prepared statement

Patman, Donald, cotton, corn, soybean producer, Waxahachie, TX

Prepared statement

Riddle, Ronnie, cotton producer, Abilene, TX

Prepared statement

Squires, Carlos, peanut producer, Carnegie, OK

Prepared statement

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