Dates Confirmed for Farm Policy Field Hearings

Feb 24, 2000

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.
                                                                     Banquet Room
Auburn, Alabama                                          Auburn University Hotel and                          March 18th        10:00 a.m.
                                                                     Conference Center
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.
                                                                     Humanities Building
Boise, Idaho                                                 City Council Building,                                     May 12th             10:00 a.m.
                                                                     Lesbois Room
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.