Modesto, Calif. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) along with several members of the committee, hosted a farm bill listening session, “Conversations in the Field,” at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. Following the listening session, Chairman Conaway made the below remarks:
“California provides the country with an abundance of products, including fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, livestock and nursery products. This wide cross-section of U.S. agriculture makes California a critical stop as we travel across the country hearing from producers about improvements to our nation’s farm policy. Farmers and ranchers are hurting right now, and the farm bill is an essential tool that helps weather the storm. It also underpins the entire rural economy and helps ensure that Americans continue to enjoy the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food supply in the world. I appreciated hearing from California stakeholders and look forward to taking their feedback back to Washington as we craft the next farm bill.”
More information on the listening session including the archived video can be viewed here.