US Senate Committee on Agriculture to hear from agriculture professionals in Farm Bill hearing at K-State


McCain Auditorium will host the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s “Hearing from the Heartland: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill from Kansas”— the first of several hearings on the reauthorization of the bill — on Feb. 23 from 2 to 5 p.m.

According to a Jan. 25 release from the committee, the hearing will feature testimonies from agricultural producers.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Dodge City and chair of the committee, said in the release that he will put farmers and ranchers first in the Senate Committee on Agriculture.

“It’s time to get to work on another Farm Bill, and we’re heading straight to the heartland to talk directly to producers,” Roberts said. “I can’t think of a more appropriate venue to hold this hearing than Manhattan, Kansas, the home of Kansas State University, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas Farm Bureau.”

A list of who will be speaking can be found on the Senate Committee on Agriculture’s website.

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the hearing. For those who cannot make it, the hearing can be watched live at

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