WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney announced that he will be hosting an Agriculture Town Hall on Wednesday, February 20th, at 12:00 PM to discuss current issues affecting Hudson Valley agriculture and farmers. As one of the leading industries in the Hudson Valley, agriculture pumps tens of millions of dollars into the local economy and employs thousands of folks.
“As Congress begins to consider a much needed long term Farm Bill, I want to hear the concerns and priorities of our local farmers and producers to ensure that the Hudson Valley continues to have a robust and strong agriculture industry,” said Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.
As a Member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Maloney serves on the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture. These subcommittees have jurisdiction over numerous crops including fruits and vegetables, crop insurance, commodity exchanges, and biotechnology.
Media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Stephanie Formas at 202-225-0415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO: Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and James Barber, NY State Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
WHAT: Agriculture Town Hall Forum
WHEN: Wednesday February 20th, 2013 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Warwick Town Hall Center
132 Kings Highway
Warwick, NY 10990