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COP Field Hearing on Farm Credit

The Congressional Oversight Panel held a field hearing on commercial farm credit markets on Tuesday, July 7 at 10:00 am MDT in the Weld County Centennial Center in Greeley, Colorado.

At the hearing, the Panel members heard testimony from local farmers and agriculture lenders, including the USDA's Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, Farm Credit Services and commercial banks, in order to gain a better understanding of farm credit markets.

An audio stream of the hearing is available below.

Witness Testimony

Michael Scuse
Deputy Under Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS)


Marc Arnusch
Owner, Marc Arnusch Farms


Mike Flesher
Executive Vice President, Farm Credit Services of the Mountain Plains


Les Hardesty
Owner, Painted Prairie Farm, and Chairman, Dairy Farmers of America Mountain Area Council


Lonnie Ochsner
Senior Vice President, New West Bank


Opening Statements
Panel Member Statement
Elizabeth Warren,
Chair, Congressional Oversight Panel
Richard Neiman Statement
Damon Silvers Statement