Sioux County Extension to Host First in Nation Farm Bill Hearing

February 7, 2017, 1:49 pm | Beth Doran

02/20/17 Update: The webinar will start at 2 p.m. Central Time.

ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Two program specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northwest Iowa will host a live webinar of the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization later this month. Extension beef specialist Beth Doran and extension dairy Fred Hall will host the Feb. 23 webinar in the basement meeting room of the Sioux County Extension Office, located at 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700 in Orange City.

There’s no preregistration and seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. The time of the hearing will be announced as soon as it is released.

Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas announced that the hearing will be held on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Roberts, who also is chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said the hearing will feature testimony from a variety of specifically invited agricultural producers. He said lawmakers need clear direction from producers on what is working and what is not working in farm country.

For more information on the hearing webinar, contact the Sioux County Extension and Outreach office at 712-737-4230.

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