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House Committee on Agriculture

The House Committee on Agriculture has legislative jurisdiction over agriculture, food, rural development, and forestry.


Chair:
Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
Vice Chair:
Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12]
Ranking Member:
Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11]
Democrats:
26
Republicans:
21

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Collin Peterson
Chair
Democrat
MN-7
Portrait of Alma Adams
Vice Chair
Democrat
NC-12
Portrait of Michael Conaway
Ranking Member
Republican
TX-11
Portrait of Jim Costa
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
CA-16
chair, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
Portrait of Marcia Fudge
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
OH-11
Portrait of Stacey Plaskett
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
Virgin Islands
Portrait of David Scott
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
GA-13
Portrait of Abigail Spanberger
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
VA-7
chair, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
Portrait of Filemon Vela
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
TX-34
Portrait of Neal Dunn
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
FL-2
ranking member, Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
Portrait of Dusty Johnson
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
South Dakota
ranking member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
Portrait of Doug LaMalfa
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
CA-1
ranking member, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
Portrait of David Rouzer
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
NC-7
ranking member, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
Portrait of Austin Scott
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
GA-8
ranking member, Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
Portrait of Glenn Thompson
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
PA-15
ranking member, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Portrait of Ralph Abraham
Republican
LA-5
Portrait of Rick Allen
Republican
GA-12
Portrait of Cynthia Axne
Democrat
IA-3
Portrait of Don Bacon
Republican
NE-2
Portrait of James Baird
Republican
IN-4
Portrait of Mike Bost
Republican
IL-12
Portrait of Anthony Brindisi
Democrat
NY-22
Portrait of Cheri Bustos
Democrat
IL-17
Portrait of Salud Carbajal
Democrat
CA-24
Portrait of James Comer
Republican
KY-1
Portrait of TJ Cox
Democrat
CA-21
Portrait of Angie Craig
Democrat
MN-2
Portrait of Eric “Rick” Crawford
Republican
AR-1
Portrait of Rodney Davis
Republican
IL-13
Portrait of Antonio Delgado
Democrat
NY-19
Portrait of Scott DesJarlais
Republican
TN-4
Portrait of Jim Hagedorn
Republican
MN-1
Portrait of Josh Harder
Democrat
CA-10
Portrait of Vicky Hartzler
Republican
MO-4
Portrait of Jahana Hayes
Democrat
CT-5
Portrait of Trent Kelly
Republican
MS-1
Portrait of Ann Kirkpatrick
Democrat
AZ-2
Portrait of Al Lawson
Democrat
FL-5
Portrait of Sean Maloney
Democrat
NY-18
Portrait of Roger Marshall
Republican
KS-1
Portrait of James “Jim” McGovern
Democrat
MA-2
Portrait of Tom O’Halleran
Democrat
AZ-1
Portrait of Jimmy Panetta
Democrat
CA-20
Portrait of Chellie Pingree
Democrat
ME-1
Portrait of Kim Schrier
Democrat
WA-8
Portrait of Xochitl Torres Small
Democrat
NM-2
Portrait of Ted Yoho
Republican
FL-3

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 359 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Reports

Date PDF Bill
Nov 26, 2019 PDF H.R. 4895: CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2019
May 3, 2018 PDF H.R. 2 (115th): Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
Oct 26, 2017 PDF H.R. 3567 (115th): To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other purposes.
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2521 (115th): South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2921 (115th): National Forest System Vegetation Management Pilot Program Act of 2017
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2941 (115th): Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act
May 18, 2017 PDF H.R. 953 (115th): Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 1177 (115th): Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 2154 (115th): To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center.
Mar 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 1029 (115th): Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 470 (114th): Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 845 (114th): National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 5883 (114th): Clarification of Treatment of Electronic Sales of Livestock Act of 2016
Jun 23, 2015 PDF H.R. 2620 (114th): To amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to exclude certain cotton futures contracts from coverage under such Act.
Jun 4, 2015 PDF H.R. 2394 (114th): National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2051 (114th): Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2088 (114th): United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2289 (114th): Commodity End-User Relief Act
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2393 (114th): Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Conaway Introduces Digital Commodity Regulatory Framework
    — Sep 24, 2020

Witness List RE: “The 2020 Wildfire Year: Response and Recovery Efforts”
    — Sep 23, 2020

Conaway Commends Congressional Republican Leadership for Stopping Democrats’ Proposal to Defund Key Agricultural Programs
    — Sep 22, 2020

Conaway Rebukes House Democrats for Blocking USDA Funding for Rural America, Farmers, Ranchers, and Dairy Producers
    — Sep 21, 2020

Peterson Weighs in on Second CFAP Program from USDA
    — Sep 19, 2020

Conaway Commends President Trump for Aid to Farmers, Ranchers, Dairy Producers
    — Sep 18, 2020

Provisions of Peterson’s Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act Advance in the House of Representatives
    — Sep 15, 2020

Fudge Calls Out USDA Following GAO Report on Lopsided MFP Payments
    — Sep 15, 2020

Peterson Statement on Brazilian Government's Tariff Rate Quota on U.S. Ethanol
    — Sep 4, 2020

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Presses USDA on Organic Certification Cost Share Changes
    — Aug 26, 2020

Peterson Questions Data and Methodology Used in Making USDA CFAP Payments
    — Aug 21, 2020

Peterson, Group of Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge Enforcement of Dairy Provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
    — Aug 13, 2020

Chairwoman Plaskett, Democratic subcommittee members send letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressing concerns about CFAP
    — Aug 7, 2020

Peterson, Conaway ask USDA to Analyze Cattle and Beef Supply Chains
    — Aug 7, 2020

Peterson, Conaway ask USDA to Analyze Cattle and Beef Supply Chains
    — Aug 7, 2020

Costa, Rouzer, Peterson, Conaway Lead Letter to USDA Requesting Aid for Sheep, Lamb Producers
    — Aug 5, 2020

Costa, Rouzer, Peterson, Conaway Lead Letter to USDA Requesting Aid for Sheep, Lamb Producers
    — Aug 5, 2020

Conaway Welcomes Jacobs, Balderson to House Agriculture Committee
    — Jul 30, 2020

Fudge Condemns Senate, White House for Abandoning Hungry Families
    — Jul 29, 2020

Costa Statement on Roundtable Discussion with Chief Agriculture Negotiator Doud
    — Jul 28, 2020