U.S.-China Commission Sets April 25 Hearing on China Agriculture at Iowa State University

April 11th, 2013

AMES, Iowa -- On April 25, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a public hearing on China's agriculture policy and U.S. access to China's market at Iowa State University.

Detailed information is posted here.

Each year the commission holds a field hearing outside Washington, D.C. This year the commission chose Iowa State University based on its strengths in agriculture, economics and relationships with China and East Asia.

The April 25 hearing is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Curtiss Hall Auditorium (Room 127), beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. Reservations are not required. Public comments will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by Congress in 2000 with a mandate to monitor, investigate and submit an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China. The commission provides recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action. More information on the commission is available its website.

Contacts: 

Reed Eckhold, Congressional Liaison-Communications Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, (202) 624-1496, REckhold@uscc.gov
Brian Meyer, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications, (515) 294-5616, bmeyer@iastate.edu