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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 297 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:

Fudge, Costa, and Plaskett Push USDA for Answers on Food Box Contracts
    — May 22, 2020

Conaway Statement on CFAP Announcement
    — May 19, 2020

Conaway: Agriculture Short Changed in $3 Trillion Left Wing Joy Ride
    — May 15, 2020

Conaway, Dunn: USDA Biotech Rule Delivers on President Trump’s Pro-Innovation Agenda
    — May 14, 2020

Fudge: USDA Ignores Need, Will Crack Down on SNAP Work Rules Anyway
    — May 13, 2020

In the Absence of Leadership from the White House, Congress Must Lead on Testing
    — May 11, 2020

Peterson Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers in Asking for FEMA Help on Livestock Depopulation, Disposal
    — May 8, 2020

House Ag Subcommittee Chairs Fudge, Costa, Plaskett Introduce Legislation to Better Connect Farmers, Food Banks
    — May 8, 2020

Peterson Statement on Retirement of CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz
    — May 5, 2020

Peterson Statement on Task Force to Protect Worker Safety and Re-Open Meatpacking Facilities
    — Apr 30, 2020

Peterson, Conaway Congratulate USTR’s Bomer Lauritsen on her Retirement
    — Apr 30, 2020

Conaway, Peterson Congratulate USTR’s Bomer Lauritsen on her Retirement
    — Apr 30, 2020

Costa Statement on President Trump's Meat Processing Executive Order
    — Apr 29, 2020

Peterson, Conaway Mark 200th Anniversary of House Agriculture Committee
    — Apr 29, 2020

Peterson, Conaway Mark 200th Anniversary of House Agriculture Committee
    — Apr 29, 2020

Conaway: President Trump’s Action is Critical to Keep American Agricultural Supply Chains Running
    — Apr 28, 2020

Costa Pushes USDA on Inspector Safety
    — Apr 24, 2020

Conaway: Latest Coronavirus Package a Critical Interim Lifeline
    — Apr 23, 2020

Conaway, Chabot: Agricultural Producers will be Eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
    — Apr 21, 2020

Conaway Applauds Trump Administration for Agriculture Relief Funds
    — Apr 17, 2020