Decatur, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today took part in a farm bill listening session with House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and a bipartisan group of members of the committee. The listening session was held at Richland Community College Shilling Auditorium in Decatur, Illinois.

“Agriculture is vitally important to the economy of Southern Illinois and to our entire nation,” said Bost. “The Farm Progress Show, right here in Illinois, provides an unmatched platform where producers from all over our nation can gather, meet, and exchange ideas about the latest and greatest developments in agriculture. I appreciate hearing the feedback from participants during this listening session and I thank Chairman Conaway and other members of the committee for making the trip to this event.”

“Producers from across the country gather to the Farm Progress Show every year for the latest in ag innovation and services,” said Chairman Conaway.  “So there is no better place to gather insight and feedback about the challenges in farm country and how we can improve ag policy in the next farm bill than right here in Decatur. I appreciated hearing the heartfelt comments of so many producers and thank everyone who was able to join us today.”

More information on the listening session including the archived video can be viewed here