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Conaway, Peterson Announce Farm Bill Listening Session in Illinois

“The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field”

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Washington, July 27, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced a committee listening session, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois to gather input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders. Upon announcement the chairman and ranking member made the following remarks:

“As our committee travels across the country gathering input from farmers, ranchers and stakeholders, the Farm Progress Show – in the center of the country – seems like the natural next stop. U.S. production agriculture is widespread and diverse, so we need to hear from a broad cross-section of producers to craft a farm bill that represents all commodities and stakeholders. I’m looking forward to a productive conversation in Illinois and encourage area stakeholders to attend and share their ideas for improvements to our next farm bill,” said Chairman Conaway.

“The committee’s listening sessions allow us to build on the input we’ve already received in Washington by hearing firsthand accounts of how farm bill programs are, or maybe aren’t, working across the countryside. Bringing the cFommittee to Decatur will give area stakeholders an opportunity to weigh in on what they would like to see in the next farm bill,” said Ranking Member Peterson.

Listening Session Schedule:
Aug. 30, 2017, Decatur, Ill.
Farm Progress Show
Beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Further details related to the listening session will be forthcoming.
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