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Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Hearing on Farm Bill’s Trade and Horticulture Titles

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 Committee will hold a hearing titled “Farm Bill 2023: Trade and Horticulture”.

Date:     Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Time:    10:00 AM ET 

Place:    328A Russell Senate Office Building


The Honorable Alexis Taylor, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, USDA

The Honorable Jenny Lester Moffitt, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, USDA

Ms. Sarah Charles, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID 

“We are pleased to kick off the new year with a hearing focusing on the trade and horticulture titles of the Farm Bill,” Stabenow and Boozman said.  “This is the first of many hearings the Committee has planned as we gear up for the 2023 Farm Bill.  We are both looking forward to a collaborative process, working with all Senators to deliver a strong Farm Bill.”

The Committee will hold a number of additional hearings in the coming weeks and months with administration officials, including:

  1. February 9 – Commodity Programs, Crop Insurance and Credit
  2. February 16 – Nutrition Programs
  3. March 1 – Conservation and Forestry Programs

All hearings are scheduled to be held on the Committee’s hearing room.

*** Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.

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