BRIGHT TO HOST FORUM FOR FARMERS, LANDOWNERS
OZARK, Ala. -- U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright will host a forum for farmers and landowners about current conservation programs and to discuss improvements to those programs in advance of the 2012 Farm Bill.
The forum, set for the Ozark City Council Chambers in the Municipal Complex at 275 N. Avenue, will be held Sept. 13 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
While a recent House Agriculture Committee field hearing in Troy was intended to gather input from Second District farmers on the farm bill, the forum in Ozark will offer an opportunity to learn more about USDA-administered land and water conservation programs affecting wildlife and timber.
The forum will also give attendees a chance to ask questions and have face-to-face contact with technical experts from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Services Agency (FSA), both of which administer conservation programs.
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers numerous conservation programs which could potentially benefit many landowners and outdoorsmen in Alabama's Second District," said Bright. "It is vitally important that my constituents not only have the opportunity to learn about these programs, but also to provide feedback to USDA officials about how we can make improvements on the conservation title in the upcoming Farm Bill. This forum will give Second District landowners a chance to speak directly with experts from NRCS and FSA and have their questions answered by the agencies charged with administering USDA conservation programs."
For more information, contact Lane Lofton at (202) 225-2901.