WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced the Committee will hold a field hearing to hear input from a diverse range of agricultural producers and stakeholders about our next Farm Bill. This is the first field hearing of the 117th Congress focused on the 2023 Farm Bill and will take place at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan on Friday, April 29, 2022.
“Our most recent Farm Bill passed with the strongest bipartisan support ever,” said Senator Stabenow. “Senator Boozman and I intend to continue that strong bipartisan tradition. I am pleased to welcome him to Michigan to join me in hearing from farmers and others impacted by the Farm Bill about how we can strengthen this important legislation, grow our economy, and build a stronger food supply chain. Michigan is second in the nation for our diversity of crops and home to our Great Lakes, forests and diverse communities of all sizes. I look forward to hearing from stakeholders across our state.”
“Crafting a farm bill that can become law is a delicate balance. The needs of each region and each commodity must be balanced, which is why it is crucial that we hear directly from agricultural stakeholders from across the country. I look forward to joining Chairwoman Stabenow in Michigan to get this process underway, and to building off that with a field hearing in Arkansas in the coming months,” Senator Boozman said.
What: The hearing, entitled Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: 2023 Farm Bill Perspectives from Michigan will focus on agriculture, as well as conservation, rural economic development, research, forestry, energy, and nutrition policies. Witnesses will be announced prior to the hearing.
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan
Press RSVP: To attend, please contact Lillie_zeng@ag.senate.gov.
Live Broadcast: The hearing will be streamed live online at ag.senate.gov.