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Senate Ag sets next farm bill hearing date

Today, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced the committee will hold its second farm bill field hearing in Frankenmuth, Michigan on Saturday, May 6th.

“The Farm Bill is critical to Michigan agriculture, which supports one in four jobs across our state,” said Stabenow.

“Listening to producer perspectives from across the country is a critical step in writing the next Farm Bill,” said Roberts. “We had a successful first field hearing in Kansas, and I look forward to continuing the tradition of listening to farmers, ranchers, and other stakeholders with Senator Stabenow in Michigan.”

The hearing’s, title is “Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill from Michigan.”

It will feature testimony from a wide variety of agricultural producers and Farm Bill stakeholders, examining agriculture, as well as conservation, rural economic development, research, forestry, energy, and nutrition policies that affect Michigan.

The hearing will be webcast live on ag.senate.gov.

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