Nebraska Producers Discuss Farm Policy with Committee
Agriculture Producers Provide Feedback On Current Farm Policy
NEBRASKA CITY, NE - House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Minority Member Collin Peterson today convened a field hearing in Nebraska City, Nebraska to review the 2002 Farm Bill. Twelve members of the Committee attended today's hearing and heard from two panels of witnesses about a variety of farm policy issues including commodity programs, the farm economy, renewable energy, rural development, and conservation.
"To ensure that American agriculture remains competitive and that our producers can continue to provide fellow Americans with a safe, affordable, and wholesome food supply, they must be equipped with an adequate safety net. As we travel throughout the nation, the feedback we receive from producers will give us a good sense of how these policies work in practice and what improvements can be made within the budgetary constraints we face in Washington," said Chairman Goodlatte in his opening statement.