Next week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is holding a listening session for growers and producers to discuss implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.  USDA officials will likely assure attendees that Farm Bill programs will be implemented on time, despite disruptions caused by the recent government shutdown.  According to a statement made by USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey, the agency is “seeking input from stakeholders on how USDA can streamline and improve program delivery while also enhancing customer service.”  

The listening session is scheduled for February 26 at 9:00 a.m.  USDA is accepting written comments on the 2018 Farm Bill through March 1, 2019.