Langevin to sponsor RI farm forum

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island congressman is hosting a public forum on farming to address elements of a federal farm bill and concerns of the state's agricultural community.
      Rep. James Langevin says the success of Rhode Island's farmers is critical to the state's prosperity. The forum is being held Monday afternoon at the Warwick Public Library.
      The state earlier this year unveiled a five-year strategic plan to boost its agriculture sector, including by building the market for Rhode Island farm products and providing more business and
technical support to farmers.
      The state has about 1,200 farms on 61,000 acres. Most of them
are family run.