Conservation focus at second farm bill hearing

The second farm bill hearing will focus on conservation issues, with witnesses to include the administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency and the chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee is scheduled to hold its second farm bill hearing of the year on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The hearing will focus on conservation issues, with witnesses to include the administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Also testifying will be Dean Stoskopf, a wheat farmer from Hoisington, Kan., and Carl Mattson, a wheat farmer from Chester, Mont., both of whom have strong ties to their state wheat industry organizations. The hearing is planned to start at 10 a.m. D.C. time. It will be streamed live online at http://ag.senate.gov.

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