WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2014 -- Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway is setting up a separate subcommittee to oversee federal nutrition programs, confirming that food stamps and other feeding programs will be a major focus in the next Congress.
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- -General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. This panel will oversee implementation of the new commodity programs in the 2014 Farm Bill.
- -Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit: Reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will be an issue in the new Congress.
- -Conservation and Forestry. This panel will oversee implementation of changes in key land conservation programs.
-Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research: Biotechnology notably gets top billing in the title of this subcommittee. In the current Congress the panel is called Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture.
- -Livestock and Foreign Agriculture: Country-of-origin labeling is likely to be an issue in the next Congress.