House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) announced a series of field hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill today.
Lucas says the field hearings are the next step in the Farm Bill development because “it gives us (lawmakers) a chance to see the countryside and visit with those directly impacted by our policy decisions in Washington.” He says agricultural policy affects every American and “ensures farmers and ranchers have the tools necessary to continue to produce an affordable and stable food supply.”
The upcoming field hearing schedule:
Friday, March 9, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. EST
North Country Community College, Sparks Athletic Complex
23 Santanoni Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Friday, March 23, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. CDT
Carl Sandburg College, Student Center Building B
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Friday, March 30, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. CDT
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center
Arkansas State University
201 Olympic Drive
State University, AR 72467
Friday, April 20, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. CDT
Magouirk Conference Center
4100 W. Comanche
Dodge City, KS 67801
For those unable to attend, the hearings will be broadcast via webcast HERE.