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Next Farm Bill: Work Starts Soon

The newest farm bill may be less than two years old — and is yet to even be fully implemented — but the House Agriculture Committee is already set to take on the next.

The newest farm bill may be less than two years old — and is yet to even be fully implemented — but the House Agriculture Committee is already set to take on the next.

During an April 16 press conference, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said a handful of pressing issues had moved him to push those with an interest in the coming legislation to begin thinking about the “broad picture of how they perceive the current (farm) bill working, or not, trends they see in the future and things we should be considering."

Towards that end, the House committee will hold a hearing on April 22 with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and “a panel of experts and economists.” That will be followed by late April/early May field hearings. A second set of field hearings will begin in mid-May.

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