Hearing

Full Committee – Public Hearing RE: Rural Economic Outlook: Setting the Stage for the Next Farm Bill

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.


1300 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
Full Committee – Public Hearing
RE: Rural Economic Outlook: Setting the Stage for the Next Farm Bill

Upon announcing the hearing, Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement:

"As we prepare for the upcoming farm bill reauthorization, farmers and ranchers are enduring challenging times. USDA reported this week that net farm income fell 45 percent from 2013 to 2016, the largest 3-year percentage drop since the Great Depression. Net farm income is expected to decline even further in 2017. Our hearing, Rural Economic Outlook: Setting the Stage for the Next Farm Bill will feature a panel of distinguished economists who will discuss the challenges faced by farmers and ranchers and provide context for the needs of rural America in the next Farm Bill." 


Witnesses
Panel I
Dr. Robert Johansson, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Dr. Nathan Kauffman, Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive, Omaha Branch - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha, NE

Dr. Joe Outlaw, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M University, Department of Agricultural Economics, College Station, TX

Dr. Patrick Westhoff, Professor, Director for the Food and Agricultural Research Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Dr. D. Scott Brown, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Related News
Chairman Conaway's opening statement
Press Release

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