Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell to Host "Grown In Alabama," A Farm Bill Listening Tour

Oct 25, 2011
Press Release

BIRMINGHAM., AL – On Friday, October 28th, Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host “Grown In Alabama: A Farm Bill Listening Tour,” to meet with farmers, producers and growers from the 7th Congressional District and across the State of Alabama. The purpose of this tour is to listen to the opinions and concerns of Alabama’s farmers, growers, and producers concerning the 2012 Farm Bill and various other issues affecting their businesses and the agriculture sector. Rep. Sewell and other invited guests will take questions and address important agricultural issues for the 7th District, Alabama and the country.

“During this tour we will travel around the District to listen to Alabamians from small towns and rural farming communities. I look forward to talking with farmers and growers as the House begins to discuss the next Farm Bill. This bill must promote economic growth, rural development, nutritional and food assistance for struggling families, conservation and job creation,” said Rep. Sewell. “While our next Farm Bill has to take into account these challenging budgetary times we must also continue to provide Alabama farms and farmers with a strong safety net and the assistance they need to be successful. As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, I am excited about helping draft a 2012 Farm Bill that works for everyone.”

Rep. Sewell has pledged to keep in touch with her constituents and to provide regular updates about policies, resources and opportunities for the constituents of the 7th Congressional district.

This event is open to the public and is subject to space limitations.

What:      Grown In Alabama: A Farm Bill Listening Tour

When:     Friday, October 28, 2011

Time:      8:30a.m. – 6:30p.m.

Where:   8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m. 
                Meet and Greet with Minority Farmers
                Selma/Dallas County Cooperative Meeting Room
                2519 U.S. HWY 80W, Selma, AL 36701

               10:00a.m. – 10:20a.m. 
               Tour Dean Wilson Farm
               15176 County Road 21, Marion Junction, AL 36759

               10:30a.m. – 10:50a.m. 
               Tour Pearce Catfish Farm
               11700 Al Highway 5, Marion Junction, AL 36759

               11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m Listening Session at Alabama Catfish
               Feed Mill Conference Room
               HWY 80 E, Uniontown, AL 36786

               2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
               Tour Mr. George Hall’s Farm (Near Eutaw, AL)
               1570 Co. Rd. 133, Boligee, AL 35443


For More Information Contact:  (202) 225-2665