House and Senate Agriculture Committees announce subcommittee leadership
Last Friday, both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees announced their subcommittee membership and leadership for the 118th Congress. Below are the top Democratic and Republican members for each subcommittee.
Senate Agriculture Committee
The full rosters for the Senate Agriculture Committee’s subcommittees can be found here.
House Agriculture Committee
The full rosters for the House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittees can be found here.
Senate Agriculture Committee holds hearing on nutrition programs
On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to discuss nutrition titles as it prepares for the upcoming farm bill. Members of both parties noted the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs in ensuring families and children have access to healthy affordable food. Republican members noted USDA updates to the Thrifty Food Plan drastically increased the costs of nutrition programs, raising concerns about the possible implications of passing a farm bill this year.
Senate Agriculture Committee requests input for the 2023 Farm Bill
This week the Senate Agriculture Committee opened a form for stakeholders to submit feedback about the current farm bill and proposals for the upcoming farm bill. Interested parties can provide submissions here or email FarmBill2023@ag.senate.gov
House Agriculture Committee announces first hearing
On Thursday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) announced the committee’s first hearing for the 118th Congress. The hearing will be titled “Uncertainty, Inflation, Regulations: Challenges for American Agriculture” and will occur on Tuesday, February 28.