USDA Rural Development Farm Bill Listening Session – March 14th

Colorado Rural Development (RD) State Executive Director Sallie Clark
USDA Photo by Preston Keres

Colorado Rural Development wants to extend an invitation to attend a Listening Session on the Rural Development portion of the Farm Bill.  This will be an excellent opportunity for all interested parties to offer comments and hear what changes are coming up for the agency.  I encourage you all to register for this webinar and share this information with others that might be interested.  The information for the webinar is included below.

Thank you for your support of Rural Development.

Sallie Clark,
State Director
Colorado USDA Rural Development


WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 – USDA Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that on Thursday, March 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT, USDA Rural Development will conduct a listening session webinar to listen to questions and comments from the partners, stakeholders and customers who will be affected by the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Topics will include new tools in the 2018 Farm Bill to increase access to rural broadband e-Connectivity, expanding credit to rural communities, and other key provisions relating to USDA Rural Development programs.

Registration is required to participate. A registration link can be found at www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/farm-bill. The deadline for registration is 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 13.

Interested parties unable to participate in the listening session may submit comments on the 2018 Farm Bill to USDA Rural Development through March 30, 2019, via email to RD.Innovation@osec.usda.gov.

Sallie Clark

Colorado State Director for USDA Rural Development

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