Goodlatte Continues Service on House Agriculture Committee
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced today that he will continue to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture in the 115th Congress. Following an organizing meeting by the Committee, Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) announced that Congressman Goodlatte will serve as a member of the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee as well as the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee. Congressman Goodlatte has previously served as Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Agriculture.
“Agriculture is important for every American. In Virginia, the agriculture industry plays a particularly important role as the largest contributor to our economy. During my service on this Committee, I’ve had the opportunity to meet individuals from nearly every aspect of agriculture and hear how federal policies coming out of Washington directly impact their livelihoods. As lawmakers, we must ensure that American agriculture can continue to meet the needs of our nation and prevent federal red tape that would make it impossible for farmers to continue producing abundant and affordable food and fiber products. Farming has never been an easy way of life, but a strong agriculture industry and rural America is essential to our economy, our national security, our health, and our prosperity.
“I am honored to continue serving on the House Committee on Agriculture. In the 115th Congress, the Agriculture Committee will have the responsibility of crafting a new Farm Bill, which sets our nation’s policy on issues ranging from managing commodities, crop insurance, rural development, forest management, conservation, nutrition, and food safety. I look forward to working with my colleagues in a bipartisan manner to advance this legislation to address the important agricultural issues facing the United States and the Sixth District of Virginia. Agriculture is not just a part of our heritage as a nation; it also plays an essential role in the future of America.”