February 8, 2023

Share Your Voice: Farm Bill Public Listening Session at World Ag Expo

By Tracey Chow

Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pennsylvania), chair of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, and Rep. David Valadao will host a listening session Tuesday at the World Ag Expo to gather public feedback on the 2023 Farm Bill. 

They will be joined by other members of the Committee and the California Congressional delegation to hear from growers, agribusinesses, and other key farming stakeholders on what the biggest challenges and needs are for the region and state. WG encourages any and all members to attend and ensure the fresh produce industry has a strong presence in these important discussions.

Date: Tuesday February 14

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: World Ag Expo – International Agri-Center, Heritage Complex Banquet Hall (map)

Attendees are encouraged to fill out this form prior to the event and to limit potential remarks to two minutes.

What the Farm Bill Means for Fresh Produce

The Farm Bill is the foundational law for nearly all U.S. agriculture and food programs. The typically five-year bill governs many areas of federal support that the fresh produce industry benefits from, including research funding, crop insurance, international market development, and organic certification. With the Farm Bill set to expire this year, Western Growers and its partners have released the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance’s 2023 Farm Bill Recommendations, which lays out the collective industry’s top priorities and requests to Congress.

Please contact Tracey Chow (tchow@wga.com, 202-704-7312) for more information.