**The first 2023 Farm Bill listening session has been announced.

The hearing will include input from a range of ag producers and stakeholders, and is scheduled for this Friday at Michigan State University.

Senate Ag Committee Chair, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says they’ll hear from farmers and others impacted by the farm bill, on how we can strengthen this important legislation, grow the economy, and strengthen the supply chain.

You can stream it live at www.ag.senate.gov .

**The Energy Information Administration says ethanol output declined week to week, and inventories dropped during the week ending April 8.

The EIA report shows biofuel production fell to an average of 995,000 barrels a day, down from just over a million barrels the prior week.

In the Midwest, the largest-producing area in the country, output dropped to an average of 935,000 barrels a day, from 946 the week before.

**A pair of House lawmakers introduced the SHIP IT Act, seeking to address the supply chain backlog in the freight network at U.S. ports.

Introduced by Republican Representatives Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota and Byron Donalds of Florida, the legislation builds on the STOP the GRINCH Act introduced last fall.

That Christmas-themed bill was introduced in November to ease supply-chain and inflation pressures by streamlining or suspending certain federal regulations on ports, ships, and trucks.

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