Last week, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, hosted a bipartisan Farm Bill listening session in Albany, Oregon. Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), Rep. Andrea Salinas (OR-06), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), and Rep. David Valadao (CA-22) joined the Chairman.
Various groups of stakeholders spoke to members, including those representing forestry, nutrition assistance, specialty crops, conservation efforts, and many more. To watch the entire listening session, click here.
Linn County Agriculture—While in Linn County, often referred to as “the grass seed capital of the world,” Chairman Thompson and Committee members toured a local farm to learn more about Oregon’s specialty crop industry, including hazelnut and mint. Members also received a behind-the-scenes look at the process and equipment used for grass seed harvesting.
Effective Farm Bill— Throughout their time in Oregon, members and stakeholders discussed the importance of a bipartisan, bicameral Farm Bill that addresses the needs of our farmers and foresters. Since the beginning of the 118th Congress, Chairman Thompson has emphasized the importance of bipartisan support for an effective Farm Bill and his commitment to working across the aisle to create solutions that support our nation's producers and consumers.