Last week, Rep.Glenn "GT" Thompson, Chairmanof the House Committee on Agriculture, hosted an official Farm Bill Listening Session in Binghamton, New York.
This panel was cohosted by Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) and featured Rep. Nick Langworthy (NY-23) and Rep. Derrick Van Orden (WI-03). Members heard from a diverse group of stakeholders representing specialty crops, dairy, nutrition assistance, and more. To watch the full listening session, click here.
“To craft an effective Farm Bill, we must prioritize the needs of our nation’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers. I'd like to thank Rep. Molinaro for cohosting our New York listening session. The feedback we received is crucial guidance for the framework of this legislation,”said Chairman Thompson.
“I’ve prioritized creating forums and opportunities for Upstate New Yorkers to share their feedback on issues and legislation that matter to them. This farm bill listening session was a continuation of that effort. The farm bill is passed every five years and sets agricultural and nutrition policy in Upstate New York and across the country. By convening this forum and bringing the Chair of the House Agriculture Committee to our community, I’m ensuring Upstate New York’s priorities are heard and represented in this bill,” saidRep. Marc Molinaro.
TOURING CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Following the listening session, Members participated in a tour of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences—receiving an in-depth look at their facilities and hearing firsthand how agriculture research is contributing to a safe and abundant food supply.
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