More Farm Bill Hearings Scheduled During July & August
USAgNet - 07/11/2017
House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway and ranking Democrat Collin Peterson of Minnesota are planning three more listening sessions to discuss the next Farm Bill.
The next session will take place in San Angelo, Texas, for a July 31 hearing in the heart of Conaway's 11th District. Then, it's on to Morgan, Minn., for an Aug. 3 session in Peterson's 7th District.
The third hearing is set for Aug. 5 in Modesto, Calif., where farmers grow everything from almonds to broccoli to plums. It's also at the center of Republican Ag Committee member Jeff Denham's 10th District.
"With the farm economy in its worst slide since the Great Depression, producers in every region of the country have important perspectives about what is and isn't working in agricultural policy," Conaway said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to taking what
we heard in Florida and adding new perspectives as we travel across the country to ensure we craft the strong farm bill our country deserves."