WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 – USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a series of meetings to share information with stakeholders about the 2014 Farm Bill implementation process, including:

-March 11, 9:30 am: Local & Regional Food Systems with multiple USDA agencies

-March 11, 3:00 pm: Natural Resources Conservation Service

-March 12, 2:00 pm: Research, Education and Economics Mission Area,

-March 12, 4:00 pm: Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Mission Area

-March 13, 10:00 am: Food Safety Mission Area

-March 13, 1:00 pm: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Animal Welfare Stakeholders by teleconference

-March 13, 2:00 pm: Rural Economic Development, Rural Development Mission Area

-March 13, 2:30 pm: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service General Listening Session by teleconference

-March 13, 3:30 pm: Energy and the Bioeconomy with multiple USDA agencies

-March 13, 4:00 pm: Office of Advocacy and Outreach, Room 108-A, Whitten

-March 17, 1:00 pm: U.S. Forest Service Listening Session by webinar and teleconference

-March 27, 9:00 am: Joint Farm Service Agency/Risk Management Agency Listening Session, USDA Jefferson Auditorium

Sessions will be held in Room 107-A, Whitten Building unless otherwise noted. Mission areas and agencies will provide additional details to stakeholders as they become available.


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