Full Committee – Public Hearing RE: State of the Rural Economy
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth House Office Building
Full Committee – Public Hearing
RE: State of the Rural Economy
Upon announcing the hearing, Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement:
"Against the backdrop of deteriorating conditions in farm country, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will testify on the state of the rural economy. This hearing will examine the extent to which current farm policy is helping address the estimated 56 percent decline in net farm income since 2013, the largest 3-year percentage drop since the Great Depression. The hearing will also provide committee members with an opportunity to engage with the Secretary on issues important to constituents in their home districts."
The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C
Chairman Conaway's opening statement
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