Johanns continues USDA farm bill listening tour

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2005: Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns continues USDA's nationwide farm bill listening tour hosting forums in Kentucky and Illinois on August 31st and September 1st, respectively. The public is invited to attend and offer comments on farm bill policy.

The Secretary will conduct the following Farm Bill Forums:

Aug. 31, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EDT), Fair & Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Sept. 1, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CDT), Farm Progress Show, Decatur, Illinois

The Secretary also announced the following specialty Farm Bill Forum:

Aug. 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (AKDT), Palmer Railroad Depot, Palmer, Alaska to be hosted by Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner and Under Secretary Mark Rey

Sessions have also been announced for:

Aug. 25, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CDT), Kellogg Conference Center, Tuskegee, AL
Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (MDT), Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, NM

Forums have already been held in Tennessee, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, California and Pennsylvania, Indiana and Wyoming. Click here for more details on how the forums will run.