House Committee on Agriculture Announces Farm Bill Session in Modesto

The House Committee on Agriculture will hold a farm bill listening session in Modesto, California on August 5, 2017. Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson will gather input from farmers and stakeholders that will help them form the 2018 Farm Bill.
 
The farm bill is a crucial piece of legislation that affects millions of Americans. It is passed by Congress every five years and sets the nation’s food and agriculture policies. It consists of 12 major sections or titles: commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, credit, rural development, research, forestry, energy, specialty crops and horticulture, crop insurance, and miscellaneous programs.
 
CCOF highly encourages members to attend the hearing. Attending the listening session is a great opportunity to engage with national politics while representing organic’s presence and importance in California’s agricultural heartland. 
 
More details on the listening session will be released shortly. 
 
CCOF will attend the hearing and continue to track the development of the 2017 Farm Bill. Please contact CCOF’s policy department with any questions.

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