The USDA is hosting a Feb. 26, 2019 listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency.
The event will be streamed live on www.farmers.gov/farmbill for those who are unable to attend in person. No registration is required to view the live stream.
Written comments are encouraged by Feb. 22; additional comments will be accepted through March 1. To submit comments, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID USDA–2019–0001. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. You may also submit written comments at the listening session. Comments received will be publicly available on www.regulations.gov.
The live event will take place at 9 a.m. ET at Jefferson Auditorium in the South Building at 14th Street and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250. Deadline for registration to attend the event in person is Feb. 22, and registration can be done at www.farmers.gov/farmbill.
Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.