Florida Farm Bureau members participated in an official Farm Bill listening session on April 24, in Newberry, Fla. The session was hosted by the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glen “GT” Thompson and Congresswoman Kat Cammack. Congressman Darren Soto, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Congressman Austin Scott also served on the bipartisan panel of House Committee on Agriculture members.
FFBF President Jeb S. Smith led off the nearly 50 producers, researchers and industry leaders who provided remarks to the panel regarding agriculture’s priorities in the Farm Bill. More than 400 agriculturists from around the Sunshine State attended the event.
Discussion addressed a range of topics necessary for the vitality of farms including fair trade, input costs, conservation, risk management tools, crop insurance, research funding and streamlining nutrition programs.
The Farm Bill is up for renewal every five years, and the current Farm Bill will expire at the end of September. To provide feedback for consideration in the review process,
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