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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 Jefferson Van Drew
Democrat
NJ-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 211 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: 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: South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2921: National Forest System Vegetation Management Pilot Program Act of 2017
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2941: Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act
May 18, 2017 PDF H.R. 953: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 1177: Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 2154: 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: 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:

Peterson Hosts Agriculture Secretary at Minnesota Farmfest
    — Sep 7, 2019

Peterson, Costa Comment on Implementation of Farm Bill Animal Health Programs
    — Aug 12, 2019

Chair Fudge: Public Charge Changes “Discrimination in Regulatory Form”
    — Aug 12, 2019

Conaway, Dunn Praise EPA Guidance to Maintain Pesticide Registration Integrity
    — Aug 9, 2019

Chairs Fudge, Plaskett Joint Statement on OIG Report on ERS/NIFA Relocation
    — Aug 6, 2019

Conaway & Lucas Hail Departing Deputy’s Exemplary Service
    — Aug 6, 2019

Conaway Applauds Increased U.S. Beef Access to EU
    — Aug 2, 2019

Chairman Peterson statement on Ranking Member Conaway’s retirement announcement
    — Jul 31, 2019

‘Do Right and Feed Everyone?’: Fudge Blasts Proposed SNAP Rule in Letter to USDA
    — Jul 26, 2019

Conaway Applauds President Trump For Continuing to Defend Farmers & Ranchers Against Unjustified Chinese Tariffs
    — Jul 25, 2019

Subcommittee Chairs Costa, Fudge, Vela and Plaskett Joint Statement on Administration’s Second Round of Trade War Payments to Farmers
    — Jul 25, 2019

Chairmen Neal, Scott and Peterson Oppose Administration’s Unilateral Proposal to Kick Millions off SNAP
    — Jul 23, 2019

Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge Hammers Administration’s Attack on Hungry Americans
    — Jul 23, 2019

Conaway, Johnson Praise Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule to Curb Abuse of SNAP Eligibility
    — Jul 23, 2019

Chair Plaskett Expresses Concerns with USDA’s Lack of Commitment to Scientific Integrity Policy
    — Jul 22, 2019

Chairman Peterson to Host Listening Session at Minnesota Farmfest
    — Jul 22, 2019

Dunn: 2018 Farm Bill Already Helping Support Integrity of National Organic Program
    — Jul 17, 2019

Chair Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing on Assessing the Effectiveness of the National Organic Program
    — Jul 17, 2019

Chairman Costa Statement on Issues Facing Domestic Livestock and Poultry Industry
    — Jul 16, 2019

Chairman Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on the State of the Livestock and Poultry Economy
    — Jul 16, 2019