Farm Bill Listening Session on April 24

Tacy CalliesAgriculture, Farm Bill, Legislative

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The U.S. House Agriculture Committee will host a farm bill listening session in Newberry, Florida, on April 24.

Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, will host the session. He will be joined by U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack (FL-03), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08), Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09) and additional members to be announced. The committee is in the process of reauthorizing the farm bill. All members of the committee have been invited to participate as well as the Florida congressional delegation.

The listening session will take place at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Alachua County Office at 22712 W. Newberry Road in Newberry. The event is from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and attendees should plan to arrive by 1:30 p.m.

The listening session will bring together various associations, agribusiness owners, producers, growers and ranchers to solicit public feedback on policies they want to see included in the upcoming farm bill. This is an integral part of the bill’s reauthorization process.

The farm bill is a piece of legislation that is renewed every five years and will be vital to producers in all areas of agriculture. President Trump signed the current bill into law in September 2018.