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Farm Bill Listening Sessions

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U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is partnering with local producers and agricultural organizations to hold listening sessions across the state in advance of his work on the next Farm Bill. The listening sessions will gather members of the agricultural community to meet with policy advisors and regional liaisons from Senator Bennet’s staff. Times and locations for the March listening sessions are listed below.

Wednesday, March 29

Walsh, 9-10:30 am
Walsh Community Building
100 N. Colorado St., Walsh, CO 81090

Lamar, 1-2:30 pm
Lamar Community College
Buchanan Events Room
2401 S Main St., Lamar, CO 81052

La Junta, 3:30-5 pm
Otero Junior College
Student Center Banquet Room
2001 San Juan Ave., La Junta, CO 81050

Thursday, March 30

Trinidad, 9-10:30 am
Mount Carmel Community Center
Ziccardi Hall
911 Robinson Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082

Avondale, 1-2:30 pm
McHarg Park Community Center
405 2nd Ln., Avondale, CO 81022

Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held similar staff-led meetings with farmers and ranchers that informed his work on the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill governs our national food and farm policy, including crop insurance, nutrition, and conservation, and is typically reauthorized every five years. Lawmakers in the House and Senate Agriculture committees are beginning to develop the next Farm Bill, before the current measure expires in late 2018.

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