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Senate Ag To Hold First Farm Bill Hearing in Kansas

by Whitney Flach

from Hagstrom Report

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Debbie Stabenow

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced Wednesday that the Senate Agriculture Committee will hold its first hearing on the 2018 farm bill.

The hearing will be on February 23, in Manhattan Kansas in McCain Auditorium, at Kansas State University.

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Pat Roberts

Stabenow said, “ I am looking forward to this first field hearing in Chairman Roberts’ home state to hear directly from producers and others who care about rural America so we can craft a bill that continues to strengthen American agriculture as well as small towns and rural communities.”

“We need clear direction on what is working and what is not working in farm country, and we will be listening to see what needs to be adjusted. It’s time to get to work on another farm bill, and we’re heading straight to the heartland to talk directly to producers,” said Roberts.

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