Two program specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northwest Iowa will host a live downlink of the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization later this month. Extension beef specialist Beth Doran and extension dairy specialist Fred Hall will host the Thursday, February 23rd downlink beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Sioux County Extension Office in downtown Orange City. Doran gives us an idea of what’s happening.
It’s free, there’s no preregistration needed and seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.
While those attending will be able to hear the questions and testimony, comments will have to be submitted either before or after the hearing, says Doran.
Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas announced that the hearing will be held on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Roberts, who also is chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said the hearing will feature testimony from a variety of specifically invited agricultural producers. He said lawmakers need clear direction from producers on what is working and what is not working in farm country.
For more information on the hearing downlink, contact the Sioux County Extension and Outreach office at 712-737-4230. If you would like to submit written testimony you can email comments to Senator Pat Roberts at: Alexandra_swee@ag.senate.gov.