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California Farm Bill Listening Sessions in Modesto and Chico this week – CDFA seeks public comments on state priorities

Screen Shot 2017-02-03 at 11.28.22 AMThe California Department of Food and Agriculture is hosting 2018 Farm Bill Listening Sessions in Modesto and Chico this week, seeking public comments on priorities for the upcoming farm bill.

Modesto – Tuesday, February 7th (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
DoubleTree Hotel (Napa Room)
1150 Ninth Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Chico – Wednesday, February 8th (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Silver Dollar Fair (Harvest Hall)
2357 Fair Street
Chico, CA 95928

The current farm bill, the Agricultural Act of 2014 will expire next year necessitating action by Congress. The farm bill provides an estimated $489 billion in federal funding nationwide to support a variety of food and agricultural programs including crop insurance, conservation, nutrition and trade.

Public participation is encouraged and if you are interested in providing remarks, please email

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