Peterson to Address Farm Bill at AFBF Meeting
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2006 – The American Farm Bureau Federation announced today that incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) will speak at the organization’s 88th annual meeting, next month in Salt Lake City. Rep. Peterson will address a special session on the 2007 Farm Bill, Monday afternoon, Jan. 8.
Peterson, who grew up on a farm in Baker, Minn., will discuss such topics as extension of the current farm bill, major changes in philosophy of the current bill, ethanol’s impact on commodity programs and livestock issues.
“Addressing the expiration of the current farm bill will be one of Farm Bureau’s biggest priorities in the coming year,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “Chairman Peterson’s remarks and insight will be invaluable and timely for participants at the AFBF farm bill conference.”
The current farm bill expires September 2007. The AFBF farm bill conference will provide an overview of the issues likely to be faced during the writing of the legislation.
|Contacts:|| Tracy Taylor Grondine
| Mace Thornton