Karis T. Gutter, U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services, is scheduled to discuss current issues concerning the agricultural community in a listening session set for Saturday at Marianna.

The session begins at 10 a.m. at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Highway 1 south at Marianna.

Gutter will be accompanied by Linda Newkirk of the Farm Service Agency. Among the topics on the agenda are disaster programs and the current drought, the Farm Bill, risk management, crop insurance and crop reporting.