Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Announces Hearings

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairof the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has announced the Committee’s Farm Bill hearing schedule for February and March.

Wednesday, February 15: Energy and Economic Growth for Rural America

Tuesday, February 28: Strengthening Conservation through the 2012 Farm Bill

Wednesday, March 14: Healthy Food Initiatives, Local Production and Nutrition

Wednesday, March 21: Risk Management and Commodities in the 2012 Farm Bill

Sen. Stabenow noted that the Committee will continue examining Farm Bill principles and evaluating policy solutions to develop a 2012 Farm Bill.

Witnesses, times and other specific hearing details to be announced. Senate Agriculture Committee hearings are available for viewing on the Committee website at More information on the topics for each hearing are also available on the Committee website.

A 2012 Farm Bill timeline is also available on

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    Changes in the 2012 Farm Bill appear both likely and may be significant, if not radical. Our country’s economic situation will be the most significant driver and agent of change in the 2012 Farm Bill. — Jon Scholl, President, American Farmland Trust