The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

House Ag announces subcommittee farm bill hearings

The House Agriculture Committee announced today that its subcommittees will hold two “audit” hearings on aspects of the farm bill next week and a joint hearing with a Natural Resources subcommittee.

On Thursday the Conservation, Energy and Forestry Subcommittee will hold a hearing on conservation. The same day, the Nutrition and Horticulture Subcommittee will hold a hearing on specialty crops.

On Friday, the Conservation, Energy, and Forestry Subcommittee and the Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee will hold a hearing on challenges facing domestic oil and gas development and review the Bureau of Land Management/U.S. Forest Service ban on horizontal drilling on federal lands.