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October 25, 2011   Email to Friend 

CONGRESSWOMAN TERRI SEWELL TO HOST FARM BILL LISTENING TOUR
Debra Davis
334-613-4686
October 25, 2011

U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell of Alabama's 7th Congressional District will host a farm bill listening tour Friday in west Alabama.
U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) will host "Grown In Alabama: A Farm Bill Listening Tour," Friday to meet with farmers, producers and growers from the 7th Congressional District and across the State of Alabama.

The tour provides a platform for farmers to share their opinions about the 2012 farm bill and various other issues affecting their businesses and the agriculture sector. Sewell, who is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, and other invited guests will take questions and address important agricultural issues for the 7th District, Alabama and the country.

"During this tour we will travel around the district to listen to Alabamians from small towns and rural farming communities. I look forward to talking with farmers and growers as the House begins to discuss the next farm bill. This bill must promote economic growth, rural development, nutritional and food assistance for struggling families, conservation and job creation," said Sewell. "While our next farm bill has to take into account these challenging budgetary times, we must also continue to provide Alabama farms and farmers with a strong safety net and the assistance they need to be successful. As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, I am excited about helping draft a 2012 farm bill that works for everyone."

Sewell has pledged to keep in touch with her constituents and to provide regular updates about policies, resources and opportunities for the constituents of the 7th Congressional district.

This event is open to the public and is subject to space limitations.

Tour stop times and locations are listed below:

8:30 -- 9:30a.m.
Meet and greet with minority farmers
Selma/Dallas County Cooperative Meeting Room
2519 U.S. HWY 80W, Selma, AL 36701

10 a.m. -- 10:20a.m.
Tour Dean Wilson Farm
15176 County Road 21, Marion Junction, AL 36759

10:30a.m. -- 10:50a.m.
Tour Pearce Catfish Farm
11700 Al Highway 5, Marion Junction, AL 36759

11 a.m. -- 12 p.m
Listening Session at Alabama Catfish
Feed Mill Conference Room
HWY 80 E, Uniontown, AL 36786

2 p.m. -- 3 p.m.
Tour Mr. George Hall's Farm (Near Eutaw, AL)
1570 Co. Rd. 133, Boligee, AL 35443

For More Information Contact: (202) 225-2665


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