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November 22, 2011 06:03 AM

Sen. Johnson Hosting Farm Bill Listening Session

SIOUX FALLS, SD


Sen. Tim Johnson is hosting a farm bill listening session in Sioux Falls on Tuesday.

The 10:30 a.m. session at the American Coalition for Ethanol headquarters will also feature representatives from the USDA, the South Dakota farm bureau, farmers union, corn growers association, soybean association, pork producers council and South Dakota State University.

American Coalition of Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the farm bill plays a critical role in providing a safety net for America's farmers and ranchers. He says it has included important biofuel provisions in the past that industry officials want to maintain.
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