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Chairman Baird Leads Inaugural Subcommittee Hearing on Agricultural Innovation

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) led the inaugural 118th Congress hearing of the Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology Subcommittee as the subcommittee’s chairman. The hearing examined the implementation of key research programs within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), research program efficacy, and opportunities within these programs to increase productivity across the Agriculture Industry.

“Since 2019, we have witnessed the resiliency of the American producer; record inflation, a global pandemic, geopolitical turmoil, and burdensome regulations have tested our farmers and ranchers in ways that are unimaginable,” said Congressman Baird. “Our producers answered the call to continue their vital work of providing the safest and most affordable food, fiber, and energy supply, and we owe it to them to continue taking inventory of the ways our government serves them by preserving the most effective programs and implementing new ways of increasing productivity and efficiency for future generations of farmers and ranchers.”

Watch the full hearing HERE.