The signing of the Farm Bill in 2014 by former president Barack Obama.
The signing of the Farm Bill in 2014 by former president Barack Obama.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) jointly announced that the Committee will hold its first field hearing of the 115th Congress on February 23, 2017, in Manhattan, Kan.  The intention of the hearing will be to hear from farmers about how Farm Bill programs have been working for them.  The announcement of this hearing is further indication that Congressional efforts to reauthorize the Farm Bill will be beginning quickly.