Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Chairman Collin Peterson to Hold Agriculture Field Hearing in Idaho
Chairman Collin Peterson and the U.S. House Agriculture Committee will host a field hearing in Nampa, Idaho on Saturday May 1. The hearing will be held in the Old Science Lecture Hall on the Northwest Nazarene University campus at 1:00 p.m.
Testimony will be by invitation and is being arranged by the Committee, but the hearing is open to the public. Idaho Grain Producers Association President Scott Brown has been asked to provide testimony on behalf of Idaho’s wheat and barley producers.
The Farm Bill ensures that all Americans have access to a safe, secure and inexpensive food supply and provides a safety net for farmers and ranchers. It also authorizes important nutrition programs, encourages environmentally friendly conservation programs, and supports the development of agriculturally based renewable energy, which will help to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.