The chairman and ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee on Monday announced an on-line form for people to submit their comments on the next farm bill.
Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., chairman of the committee, and Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Pa., ranking member of the committee, said "getting direct input from producers, stakeholders and consumers on how various farm bill programs are working for them" is an "integral part of the oversight and review process for the 2018 farm bill and further preparation for the 2023 farm bill."
Scott said, "This is a chance to hear directly from farmers, ranchers and foresters across the nation who utilize our farm bill programs to make sure we are prioritizing their needs as well as the needs of the nutrition, research, and rural development communities. I strongly encourage all who are interested to share their input on how the 2018 Farm Bill is or is not meeting their needs, so that we, at the House Agriculture Committee, can craft a strong farm bill and best meet the needs of people."
Thompson added, "It is critical we receive feedback from farmers, ranchers, producers, and families nationwide as the 2023 Farm Bill draws nearer. Hearing directly from farm country about what's working and what's not is the only way to ensure we craft a bill that meets the needs of rural America."
The farm bill public comment portal can be found here: https://agriculture.house.gov/…
House hearings on the farm bill continue.
The House Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee will hold a hearing Wednesday titled "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Forestry."
The hybrid hearing will begin at 9 a.m. Central on Thursday on YouTube.
The House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing Thursday titled "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The State of Credit for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers."
The hybrid hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Central on Thursday on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/…
The hearings will be livestreamed on the House Agriculture Committee website.
Some committee members also have been holding listening sessions in their individual districts on farm bill programs as well. Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., held a session last week in his district focusing mainly on drought challenges facing farmers. https://www.dtnpf.com/…
Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., will hold a listening session in her district on July 22 at noon Central. https://www.youtube.com/…
Also see, "A House GOP Group Has a Plan to Cut Farm Programs," https://www.dtnpf.com/…
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