NCC Chairman Chuck Coley will testify on March 14 before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee as that panel continues its series of hearings regarding reauthorization of the 2008 farm law. On March 16, Sen. Chambliss (R-Ga.), a Committee member, will conduct Georgia farm bill listening sessions in Jesup and Tifton.

Meanwhile, the House Agriculture Committee has created a website in conjunction with its initiation of field hearings about American farming and farm bill reauthorization.

The website’s purpose is to solicit citizens’ comments, concerns and ideas for consideration as part of the Committee's farm bill field hearing record. The website is http://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill. Click on the logo under “Farm Bill Feedback” and complete the feedback form. Comments must be submitted by May 20, 2012.

The Committee held its first hearing in Saranac Lake, NY. Upcoming hearings are: March 23, 9 a.m. CDT, Carl Sandburg College, Student Center Bldg. B, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, Ill.; March 30, 9 a.m. CDT, Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, Arkansas State U., 201 Olympic Drive, State University, Ark.; and April 20, 9 a.m. CDT, Magouirk Conference Center, 4100 W. Comanche, Dodge City, Kan.

For those who cannot attend the hearings, the Committee is providing a live webcast at http://agriculture.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=70&LSBID=71|72|73.