Farm bill listening session set
USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill.
USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.
The listening session will be held February 26, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the Jefferson Auditorium in the South Building located at 14th Street and Independence Ave. S.W. in Washington, D.C.
The listening session is open to the public. Participants must register at farmers.gov/farmbill by February 22, 2019, to attend the listening session and are encouraged to provide written comments prior to the listening session. For those orally presenting comments at the listening session, written comments are encouraged to be submitted to regulations.gov by February 22, 2019.
Additional written comments will be accepted through March 1, 2019. Comments received will be publicly available on www.regulations.gov. For more information on the listening session visit farmers.gov/farmbill.