New England News
4:10 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Mass.US Sen. Mo Cowan Seeks Advice On Farm Bill

Massachusetts interim US Senator William “ Mo” Cowan is meeting with farmers and agriculture industry representatives on Friday to talk about the Farm Bill.

U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D-MA) tours a greenhouse at Nourse Farm in Whatley in February 2013
Credit WAMC

Cowan, who is the first Massachusetts Senator since 1879 to be a member of the Senate  Agriculture Committee is holding listening sessions  in Worcester  and in Middleborough.   Back in February, Cowan toured two farms in western Massachusetts, describing what he saw as dynamic and innovative.

Congress failed to passed a Farm Bill last year, and approved an extension until September. The Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to mark up the 2013 Farm Bill within in the next few weeks.