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WASHINGTON, July 5 – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced a field hearing will be held in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday, August 25 to discuss reauthorization of the Farm Bill.


“I’m pleased to host the next Farm Bill field hearing in Wichita, right in the heartland of America,” said Roberts. “This hearing will allow us to garner insight from our producers in Kansas as we begin the important task of writing the next Farm Bill. Their perspectives on current agriculture programs and the direction of this next Farm Bill are critical to the committee’s work in drafting policies that provide producers and rural America with the tools necessary for success.”


The focus of the hearing will be on the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, exploring its impact on Kansas.


WHO: Senate Agriculture Committee
WHAT: Farm Bill Field Hearing- Looking Ahead: Kansas and the 2012 Farm Bill
WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 9 a.m. to Noon CDT
WHERE: Hilton Wichita Airport, 2098 Airport Road, Wichita, KS


Witnesses will be announced at a later date.

This field hearing will be the second field hearing held on the 2012 Farm Bill this year. The first was hosted by Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in Lansing, Michigan in May.

You may participate in the hearing by submitting written testimony which will be included in the official record of the hearing. A copy of your testimony can be submitted at the hearing or can be sent to the committee no later than Thursday, September 1, 2011. Send your testimony to or to U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry, 328A Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, D.C. 20510.



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