Senator Stabenow announces series of 2012 Farm Bill hearings for February & March


Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow today announced the Committee’s first Farm Bill hearings scheduled for 2012. In the announcement, it is noted that the Committee will continue to examine Farm Bill principles and evaluating policy solutions to develop the 2012 Farm Bill beyond hearing times.

The next series of hearings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, February 15 – Energy and Economic Growth for Rural America.

Wednesday, February 29 – Strengthening Conservation through the 2012 Farm Bill

Wednesday, March 14 – Healthy Food Initiatives, Local Production and Nutrition

Wednesday, March 21 – Risk Management and Commodities in the 2012 Farm Bill

Witnesses, times and other hearing details are yet to be announced.

Source: Senate Ag Committee Newsroom