House Agriculture Committee Announces First Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida

The House Agriculture Committee will hold its first of several listening sessions regarding the 2018 Farm Bill in a series titled “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field” in Gainesville, Florida on June 24, 2017. The series is intended to spark discussion among the committee and agricultural stakeholders regarding current programs in the farm bill.  

“I’m looking forward to these events to help us get a better idea of how these programs are actually working, which will be beneficial as we look to potential changes in the next bill,” said Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7). 

Issues likely to be discussed at the meeting include invasive citrus bacteria and farm labor shortages.  

The session is on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the University of Florida, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Emerson Alumni Hall Ballroom. The address is 1938 West University Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32603. View the official announcement. For more information, call (202) 225-2171.