The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing in Kansas next month to take testimony on the 2012 farm bill. Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is the ranking Republican on the committee. He says they're looking for input on what should be included in the legislation.
The farm bill traditionally includes funding for nutrition programs and subsidies for farmers and crop insurance. The total cost for the 2008 farm bill was around 300 billion dollars. The hearing will be held August 25th in Wichita.