February 27, 2020

House-Senate Ag Committees, Market Prices, and ERS Livestock Industry Report

House-Senate Ag Committees

A news release issued yesterday by the House Agriculture Committee stated that, “Members of the House Agriculture Committee met today to organize the Committee and adopt the Committee’s rules for the 111th Congress.”

The committee also ratified the members and leadership of all six subcommittees. Agriculture Committee Chair Collin C. Peterson (MN) and Ranking Minority Member Frank D. Lucas (OK) serve as ex officio Members of all subcommittees.”

Yesterday’s news release indicated that, Rep. Leonard L. Boswell (D-Iowa) will chair the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management- the jurisdiction of this Subcommittee includes: “Program and markets related to cotton, cottonseed, wheat, feed grains, soybeans, oilseeds, rice, dry beans, peas, lentils, the Commodity Credit Corporation, risk management including crop insurance and commodity exchanges.”