The session is a great opportunity for farmers to speak about policies and how they are directly impacted by them in the field. House Committee members and Chairman Michael Conaway highly encourage people within the industry to attend the session and give their input.
Conaway, Rep. Ted Yoho and Rep. Neal Dunn briefly explained the intricacies of creating a new farm bill and why it is important for growers to attend the listening session in a statement released this morning: “So we’re looking to Florida and its neighbors for help. Writing the farm bill is a big task, with a lot of moving parts — and it’s vitally important we get the policy right. The bill includes the risk management tools that are critical to helping farmers and ranchers endure tough economic times. It includes voluntary, incentive-based assistance to aid farmers in conserving and improving our water, air and wildlife habitat. It supports research to ensure that our farmers and ranchers are able to produce more with less. And it includes vital nutrition assistance for our most vulnerable citizens.
This is the first of several listening sessions that will be happening across the country. The session will begin at 10 a.m. in Emerson Hall at 1938 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603.
If you cannot attend the session, AgNet Media is proud to provide a live stream of the event. You can access it here. The stream will begin at approximately 9:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
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