Washington, DC – The House Committee on Agriculture today released the witness list for tomorrow's Farm Bill field hearing in Galesburg, Illinois. The field hearing will be held on Friday March 23 at 9am Central, at Carl Sandburg College in Building F's gymnasium. More information on the Farm Bill can be found here on the Agriculture Committee’s website.
Friday’s hearing is the second in a series of four field hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill taking place throughout the country in March and April. This hearing will give members of the Agriculture Committee the opportunity to hear firsthand from producers from Illinois and surrounding states about their priorities for the next farm bill.
Mr. David C. Erickson, corn and soybean producer, Altona, Illinois
Mrs. Deborah L. Moore, corn, soybean, and beef producer, Roseville, Illinois
Mr. John Mages, corn and soybean producer, Belgrade, Minnesota
Mr. Blake Gerard, rice, soybean, wheat, and corn producer, McClure, Illinois
Mr. Craig Adams, corn, soybean, wheat, hay, and beef producer, Leesburg, Ohio
Mr. John Williams, sorghum, corn, wheat, and soybean producer, McLeansboro, Illinois
Mr. Gary Asay, pork, corn, and soybean producer, Osco, Illinois
Mr. Terry Davis, corn and soybean producer, Roseville, Illinois
Mr. David W. Howell, corn, soybean, pumpkin, and tomato producer, Middletown, Indiana
Ms. Jane A. Weber, specialty crop producer, Bettendorf, Iowa
The witnesses' testimony will be posted online on the Committee Hearings webpage the day of the hearing. Schilling and the Ag. Committee also invite feedback from members of the public on the future of farm policy to be considered as part of the Committee’s Farm Bill field hearing record. To submit feedback, please visit http://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill_feedback.html. The field hearing is open to the public, but those unable to attend will be able to view a live webcast here.