On Friday, the House Agriculture Committee will visit Atlanta to tour the Centers for Disease Control and hold a public hearing. Congressman Scott will play host to the Committee when they hold the hearing in his district at the National Archives Building in Morrow (http://www.archives.gov/southeast/).
"I am pleased that the Agriculture Committee has chosen the Atlanta area to host the Georgia stop of the Farm Bill field hearing tour," Congressman Scott said. "Agriculture means about $12 billion each year to Georgia's economy. So, it is important that the diverse representatives of Georgia agriculture have their voices heard in writing the next Farm Bill. The visit at the CDC will help the Committee learn more about food safety."
The Committee will meet on Friday, May 14th, at 1:30 p.m. at the National Archives building in Morrow for a public hearing to review U.S. agriculture policy in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill. The public is welcome to attend. For those who cannot attend the hearings, the Committee plans to provide live video coverage of the hearing online at: http://agriculture.house.gov/hearings/audio.html.
The Committee will also collect public comments about the Farm Bill on its website:
http://agriculture.house.gov/inside/feedbackform.html. All comments received online by June 14, 2010 will be included in the Committee's Farm Bill field hearing record.
Congressman Scott will join the Committee's full itinerary of field hearings May 14-18 in Morrow, Georgia; Troy, Alabama; Lubbock, Texas; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For a full list of field hearing locations, visit the Agriculture Committee website: http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/agriculture_dem/PR042910.html
Congressman Scott is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.