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March 27, 2006

Valdosta - The future of farming will be the hot topic in Valdosta Tuesday, and congressional leaders want your input.

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management will host a public hearing at Valdosta State University Tuesday. They'll discuss and take suggestions on the future farm bill and review federal commodity programs.

Local ag leaders say its important for farmers to share their concerns to make sure South Georgia has a voice on the federal level.  "A lot of the farm bill is written concerning the Midwest, but what's happening there doesn't neccesarily mean anything for us, so its important that we get the Southeast's ag needs identified," said Mickey Fourakers, Lowndes Extension Agent.

The farm bill hearing is at VSU's Pound Hall Auditorium from 9:00 until 11:00 Tuesday morning.

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