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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 , officeofpublicaffairs@cdfa.ca.gov

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #22-087

CDFA TO HOST FARM BILL LISTENING SESSIONS – SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENT ON CALIFORNIA’S AGRICULTURAL PRIORITIES

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SACRAMENTO, July 20, 2022 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture is holding several public forums across the state seeking input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders on priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill.

The Farm Bill provides federal funding nationwide to support a variety of food and agricultural programs including crop insurance, conservation, nutrition and trade; and it ensures a robust farm safety net, promotes farming and ranching practices that are environmentally sound, and provides important nutritional funding for Americans.

California Farm Bill Listening Sessions:

Virtual Listening Session

August 10, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Spanish translation provided.
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtde2qrDIvGtB0krzFIkOl1BXPhlZ0qsy-
 

Live / virtual hybrid

August 16, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Neighborhood House
Copley Conference Room
5660 Copley Dr.
San Diego, CA
Spanish translation provided.
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkceCqqTIuHtWb_GA2JQ3PuK9WyHuUws1A
 

Live only

August 23, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Fresno County Farm Bureau
1274 W. Hedges Ave.
Fresno, CA
 

Live only

September 7, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Urban Tilth (North Richmond Farm)
323 Brookside Dr.
Richmond, CA

The Farm Bill Listening Sessions are a public forum allowing individuals input on California’s priorities for the upcoming farm bill. Comments will be used to help develop recommendations that will be shared with California’s Congressional delegation and the leadership of the Senate and House agricultural committees.

Public comments can also be emailed to FarmBill@cdfa.ca.gov


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