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APHIS and NRCS Listening Session on Feral Swine Provisions
Missouri Ag Connection - 03/14/2019

Join APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea and NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr along with members of their leadership teams, including APHIS Associate Administrators Mike Gregoire and Mike Watson and NRCS Acting Associate Chief Kevin Norton on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. ET for a Farm Bill Listening Session via teleconference. This listening session is an opportunity for interested state and Tribal partners as well as stakeholders to comment on the feral swine provision in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 that will be jointly managed by APHIS and NRCS.

Organizers recognize that many of people live outside of the Washington, D.C., area, and they hope this call-in format makes it easy for them to participate in the upcoming session and share thoughts on implementation.

The summary pasted below provides a brief overview of the feral swine farm bill provision. The listening session will also begin with a short briefing on the provisions followed by stakeholder comments for the remainder of the call. In order to hear from as many participants as possible, we ask that you plan to limit your comments to 3 minutes or less. If you would like to provide a written copy of your comments either before or after the listening session, you can do so by sending them to

To participate in the listening session, we ask that you please register in advance by clicking on the link below and providing your name, organization and email address. Once you submit your information, you will promptly receive an email that includes the call-in number and a unique conference code to enter the call. You will also have the opportunity to join by webinar. The listening session will be recorded.

The registration link is To avoid any problems connecting to the call, do not share your unique code.

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