When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
Dates Confirmed for Farm Policy Field Hearings
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R-Texas) and Ranking Minority Member Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas) today announced the final schedule of farm policy field hearings in 10 cities in regions from March through May, encouraging producers to submit detailed proposals for agricultural policy. The regional hearings are convened exclusively for producers to describe specific policy issues and to respond to Ag Committee Members' questions about how producers want those problems addressed.
Locations and dates are designed to focus on the specific concerns of producers within each of the Plains, Midwest, Southeast, Northeast and Western regions in March, April and May.
City Location Date/Time
Lubbock, Texas Civic Center Banquet Hall March 6th 9:00 a.m.
Memphis, Tennessee Agricenter International, March 17th 10:00 a.m.
Auburn, Alabama Auburn University Hotel and March 18th 10:00 a.m.
Raleigh, North Carolina NC State University, March 27th 9:00 a.m.
McKimmon Center Area 1
West Chester, Ohio Lakota East High School April 1st 10:00 a.m.
Kutztown, Pennsylvania Kutztown University April 3rd 9:00 a.m.
Sacramento (Woodland), California Heidrick Ag History Center May 1st 8:30 a.m.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota Augustana College, May 2nd 8:30 a.m.
Boise, Idaho City Council Building, May 12th 10:00 a.m.
Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center, May 13th 8:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall B
Maps and driving directions to each site are available through the Committee's web page. Audio for each field hearings will also be carried through this web site.