This week in Washington: May 23 27

Livestock takes center stage on both sides of the Hill as both ag committees plan hearing featuring testimony from those in livestock sector.

This week both the House and Senate agriculture committees will hear from livestock producers about top concerns from the industry. The House Agriculture Committee starts it off first with another hearing it is Focus on the Farm Economy series: A view from the barnyard. The Senate Agriculture Committee has its livestock hearing planned for Thursday.

The House and Senate are in session this week before taking their summer recess.

Tuesday, May 24

House Ag subcommittee hearing on farm economy - Tuesday at 10:00 AM ET, the House Committee on Agriculture's Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee will hold a hearing on "Focus on the Farm Economy: A View from the Barnyard." The hearing will address perspectives from various livestock and agriculture groups about the poor status of the general farm economy. To watch the hearing live via webcast or archived afterwards, click here.

Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee on fisheries, water and wildlife – Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. the subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Erosion of Exemptions and Expansion of Federal Control –Implementation of the Definition of Waters of the United States.” To watch the hearing live or for more information, click here.

Wednesday, May 25

House Ag Committee hearing on food waste - Wednesday at 10:00 AM ET, the House Committee on Agriculture will hold a hearing on "Food Waste from Field to Table." The hearing will focus on the long-time issue of food waste in the retail produce and restaurant industries and look at innovative solutions to curb the problems. To watch the hearing live via webcast or archived afterwards, click here.

Wednesday, May 26

Senate Ag Committee hearing on livestock and poultry sector challenges - Thursday at 10:00 AM ET, the Senate Committee on Agriculture will hold a hearing on "A Review of the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Sectors: Marketplace Opportunities and Challenges." To watch the hearing live via webcast or archived afterwards, click here.

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