Farmers can provide the House Agriculture Committee feedback about current farm policy as well as input for future farm policy on a new Web-based feedback form available at the House's Web site.
Chairman Bob Goodlatte says the feedback form will hopefully garner feedback from a broad range of producers. "If we really want to know how farm policy works in practice, it makes sense to hear directly from our producers, Goodlatte says. By having a web-based feedback form, producers everywhere will have the opportunity to provide the Committee with their thoughts and input about future farm policy."
The Committee is conducting field hearings throughout the country to gather feedback from producers and review current farm policy in preparation for reauthorizing the 2002 Farm Bill. The 2002 Farm Bill expires September 2007 and Chairman Goodlatte expects to begin the farm bill debate in early 2007. The Chairman intends to conduct roughly a dozen field hearings, as well as hearings in Washington, D.C., to review federal farm policy.
The form can be accessed at www.agriculture.house.gov and clicking on the Farm Bill Feedback icon or directly at www.agriculture.house.gov/inside/feedbackform.html. The information submitted to the Committee via the Web site will not be part of the Congressional Record, but will be shared with members of the House Committee on Agriculture.