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 http://ag.senate.gov. More information on the topics for each hearing are also available on the Committee website.

A 2012 Farm Bill timeline is also available on farmbillfacts.org.

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