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Congressman To Hold Listening Session Regarding Farm Bill

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5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham will hold a listening session on Friday morning at Rayville High School to receive input from farmers and ag leaders on what they want included in the 2018 Farm Bill. Abraham wants to know what is working and what could be improved.

The Farm Bill is the primary legislation that sets the agriculture and food policy for the country. Abraham says cotton was left out of the mix in this current Farm Bill and that industry has suffered major hits because of it.

State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and the Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson will attend the listening session. Abraham says it’s likely that cotton will be represented again under this new legislation. He says he’s optimistic significant changes will be made under the guidance of new Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.