Agriculture Field Hearing on Farm Bill Rescheduled in Michigan

The following notice was sent from Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. It announces the rescheduled date for the Agriculture Field Hearing on the Farm Bill to be held in Michigan with Ranking Minority Committee Member, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS).

If you have previously sent in comments or questions you don’t have to re-send them, Stabenow’s Committee Staff has informed me. But you do need to RSVP again.

AGRICULTURE FIELD HEARING – RESCHEDULED

April 26, 2011

As the new Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, I am writing to invite you to the first official field hearing on the upcoming reauthorization of our nation’s Farm Bill. Senator Pat Roberts from Kansas, who is the Ranking Member on the Committee, will be joining me for the hearing.

Senate Agriculture Committee Field Hearing

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

http://www.kelloggcenter.com/about/location.html

Congress considers the Farm Bill only once every five years. As you know, this legislation has broad implications for agriculture as well as sweeping impact on our energy, conservation, rural development, research, forestry and nutrition policies. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard and to be a part of the official record of committee debate.

You may participate in the hearing by submitting written testimony which will be included in the official record of the hearing. Three copies of your testimony can be submitted at the hearing or can be sent to the Committee no later than June 7, 2011. You may also submit questions for possible consideration by the panel members during a limited question and answer period before May 26, 2011. Send your testimony or questions to aghearing@ag.senate.gov or to US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, 328A Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, D.C. 20510.  If you previously submitted testimony and questions, there is no need to resubmit.

For up-to-date information on the hearing and Farm Bill process, you can visit the Senate Agriculture Committee website at ag.senate.gov.

To RSVP for the hearing, contact the Agriculture Committee Office at 202-224-2035 or email aghearing@ag.senate.gov.

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