Chairwoman Stabenow Announces First Farm Bill Field Hearing in East Lansing, Michigan

Washington, DC – Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced the Committee’s first Farm Bill field hearing will be held on April 9 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. The hearing, “Opportunities for Growth: Michigan and the 2012 Farm Bill,” will focus on the upcoming reauthorization of the Farm Bill, examining agriculture as well as energy, conservation, rural development, research, forestry and nutrition policies that affect Michigan. Witnesses to be announced.

Saturday, April 9 – Lansing, Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee Field Hearing Opportunities for Growth: Michigan and the 2012 Farm Bill 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kellogg Center, Michigan State University

You may participate in the hearing by submitting written testimony which will be included in the official record of the hearing. Three copies of your testimony can be submitted at the hearing or can be sent to the Committee no later than April 16, 2011. You may also submit questions for possible consideration by the panel members during a limited question and answer period before April 7, 2011. Send your testimony or questions to or to US Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry, 328A Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, D.C. 20510.

For up-to-date information on the hearing and Farm Bill process, you can visit the Senate Agriculture Committee website at

To RSVP for the hearing, contact the Agriculture Committee Office at 202-224-2035 or email