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Senators Stabenow, Bennet, Marshall Announce Subcommittee Hearing on Conservation Programs for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced that the Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources will hold a hearing titled “Conservation in the Farm Bill: Making Conservation Programs Work for Farmers and Ranchers.” U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.) will chair this hearing.

Date:     Thursday, April 20, 2023

Time:    10:00 AM ET 

Place:    328A Russell Senate Office Building


Mr. Paul Bruchez, Rancher and Owner, Reeder Creek Ranch, Kremmling, Colo.

Mr. Ray Flickner, Farmer and Owner, Flickner Farms, Wichita, Kan.

Mr. Joseluis Ortiz Muniz, Vice President, La Merced de San Antonio del Embudo Land Grant and Mayordomo, Acequia del Llano del Emdudo, Dixon, N.M.

Mr. Jeff Rutledge, Partner, Rutledge Farms, Newport, Ark.

Dr. Sara, Porterfield, Western Water Policy Advisor, Government Affairs, Trout Unlimited, Boulder, Colo.

Media Guidance: Congressionally-credentialed members of the media wishing to attend the hearing should RSVP to their respective gallery by 5:00 p.m. on April 19, 2023.

Daily print reporters should RSVP to Daily Press Gallery at 202-224-0241.

Periodical reporters should RSVP to Periodical Press Gallery at 202-224-0265.

Press photographers should RSVP to or 202-224-6548.

There is a mandatory TV pool. Contact the Senate Radio-TV Gallery 202-224-6421 for additional details.