Feb 3, 2017
CFDA to host Farm Bill listening sessions

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross is holding several public forums across the state seeking input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders on priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill.

The current farm bill, the Agricultural Act of 2014 will expire next year necessitating action by Congress. The farm bill provides an estimated $489 billion in federal funding nationwide to support a variety of food and agricultural programs including crop insurance, conservation, nutrition and trade.

California Farm Bill Listening Sessions:

Tuesday, Feb. 7 (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
DoubleTree Hotel (Napa Room)
1150 Ninth Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Silver Dollar Fair (Harvest Hall)
2357 Fair Street
Chico, CA 95928

Thursday, Feb. 16 (Noon to 3 p.m.) .
International Agri-Center Heritage Complex (Theater)
4500 S. Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274

Wednesday, Feb. 22 (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Monterey County Farm Bureau
1140 Abbott Street, Suite C.
Salinas, CA 93901

Thursday, Feb. 23 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Los Angeles Trade Technical College (Meeting Room: TBD)
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

The 2018 Farm Bill Listening Sessions are a public forum allowing individuals input on California’s priorities for the upcoming farm bill. Provided comments will be used to help develop recommendations on the farm bill that will be shared with California’s Congressional delegation and the leadership of the Senate and House agricultural committees.

Public comments can also be emailed to farmbill@cdfa.ca.gov.





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