The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

Ag committee hearings set for this week

The House Agriculture Committee is holding two hearings this week while Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is preparing to hold her first hearing on the next farm bill in Michigan on Saturday.

The House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. on the state of the beef industry and a hearing Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to review market promotion programs and other efforts to expand U.S. agricultural exports

The Senate hearing, “Opportunities for Growth: Michigan and the 2012 Farm Bill,” will provide an opportunity for 14 Michigan witnesses to testify.