Submitted by Micheal Clements, NAFB News Service.
The House Agriculture Committee will hold a farm bill field hearing in Florida this month. The committee announced the hearing Wednesday, which is said to be the first of several committee activities across the country aimed at gathering input from farmers and ranchers. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of Texas noted the “long history of getting out of Washington” and speaking with those farm policy serves, in making the announcement. Ranking Democrat on the Committee, Collin Peterson, says “hearing directly from farmers and others impacted by farm bill programs is necessary to writing a good farm bill.” The field hearing is scheduled Saturday, June 25th, in Gainesville, Florida.