The federal farm bill expires at the end of September and a farm bill listening session will be at the upcoming state fair.
The legislation, that sets farm policy for about five years, is expected to include partisan fights over food stamps and climate change, among other things.
Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says Missouri Congressman Mark Alford is hosting the listening session.
Congressman Mark Alford serves on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. He says with about a month still to work onteh bill there is much work still to be done.
The current farm bill expires at the end of September.