The Food Research & Action Center wants to ensure that the 2018 Farm Bill protects recipients of SNAP benefits. Some Florida residents use the benefits to buy local foods at farmers markets. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee is holding a conference meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas; along with ranking members Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., recently announced the public meeting.

“We are pleased to announce a meeting of the full Farm Bill Conference Committee,” the top members said on the website. “We are committed to working together on a Farm Bill that delivers certainty and predictability to our farmers and families as quickly as possible.”

For a complete list of the 2018 Farm Bill conferees by state, visit (courtesy Food Research & Action Center,

You can watch the proceedings, live, at

During the meeting, you can follow tweets issued by the Food Research & Action Center at @fractweets.

FRAC wants to “keep the pressure on to protect SNAP in the Farm Bill.” The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was formerly known as Food Stamps. For more info on SNAP, including eligibility,visit