House Agriculture Committee Chair Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, along with committee members, held a Farm Bill listening session in Minnesota this week. Peterson says he learned about what is known as “farming the crop insurance program”.
House Ag Committee Holds Farm Bill Hearing at FarmFest
House Ag Committee Chair Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, along with committee members, held a Farm Bill listening session at the annual Farmfest event near Morgan, Minnesota, today. Peterson, a District One representative from Minnesota, says bringing the Ag Committee to his district and Farmfest, gave members the chance to hear directly from southern Minnesota farmers about the challenges they face in this part of the country. “The input we get from those who actually use farm bill programs will help the committee as we look at potential changes in the next farm bill,” says Peterson. “I appreciated seeing so many familiar faces and thank everyone who was able to join us at the event,” Conaway says Midwest agriculture is wide and diverse, and each sector faces different challenges and opportunities. Conaway says, “I appreciated joining Ranking Member Peterson to hear directly from those most impacted by the farm bill about ways to improve economic conditions in farm country and all of rural America.” Conaway says the committee will take what they learned and use it as they put together the new Farm Bill.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.
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