Baird to host Farm Bill listening session
WASHINGTON, D.C.ó Congressman Baird will host an Aug. 18 listening session with key agriculture stakeholders from across the state to provide key testimony on behalf of their respective commodity or segment of the industry.
Congressman Baird has remained an active member on the House Agriculture Committee and looks forward to sharing his insights from this listening session with his colleagues as they prepare the next Farm Bill.
The session is set for 1:15-3:30 p.m. in the Normandy Barn at Indiana State Fair.
Congress reauthorizes comprehensive agricultural policy known as the Farm Bill approximately every five years. This important legislation directs U.S. Department of Agriculture programming, including nutrition assistance, conservation, commodity markets, research, rural development and more.
The policy has a tremendous impact on all Americans, but especially those in rural communities, and the livelihoods of U.S. farmers and ranchers. The most recent Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, was signed into law by President Donald Trump in December 2018 and authorizes programs and spending through Sept. 30, 2023.
As a leader in the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Baird is uniquely positioned to help shape the development of the 2023 Farm Bill, as the cumbersome process of developing this comprehensive legislation gets under way.
The Aug. 18 event seeks to gather testimony from an invited group of stakeholders most impacted by the Farm Billís food and farm policy, in an effort to bring Hoosier voices forward in the policy making process.†