COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE

& INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

For Immediate Release March 30, 2016 Contact: Liz Zornes Phone: (512) 463-0746office
MEDIA ADVISORY
Following up on the visits to Cuba by President Obama, and Governor Abbott, the committees on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs, and Agriculture & Livestock are meeting jointly to take invited testimony on how Texas could stand to benefit from an open U.S.-Cuba trading relationship.
 

What:

 

Joint Committee Hearing on International Trade with Cuba

Where: Austin, Texas – Reagan Bldg. Hearing Room JHR 120
When: Thursday, March 31 at 1:30PM
Who: Invited testimony from the following experts:

 

 Brian Daniel 

Director, Economic Development & Tourism, Office of the Governor

 

 Cynthia Thomas 

President, Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance

 

 Dr. Luis Ribera 

Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M University

 

 Jason Fearneyhough

Deputy Commissioner, Texas Department of Agriculture

 

 Keith Gray

Director, Riviana Foods Inc. (Rice)

 

 Ben Scholz 

Director, B Scholz Farms (Rice)

 

 Patrick Wade

Texas Sorghum Grain Association

 

 Michael Goudeau

Director, JD Hudgins Ranch

 

 Dee Vaughn

Texas Corn Producers (representing self)

 

Additional Information:

 

Chairman Anchia will be available for interviews in both English and Spanish immediately following the conclusion of the hearing.