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Michigan set for hearing on federal farm bill

Published on June 1, 2011 3:01AM

Last changed on June 1, 2011 4:18AM

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A hearing on the upcoming federal farm bill is scheduled for Michigan.

Tuesday's hearing at Michigan State University will be the first in the field and the second overall on the bill for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture. The committee is chaired by Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan.

The hearing is entitled "Opportunities for Growth: Michigan and the 2012 Farm Bill."

The hearing will focus on the upcoming reauthorization of the farm bill and will examine agriculture as well as energy, conservation, rural development, research, forestry and nutrition policies that affect Michigan.

Witnesses from across the state are scheduled to testify about corn, soybeans, sugar beets, apples, forestry products, dairy production and many other issues.

Copyright 2011 The AP.


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