WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today named the Republican lawmakers who will lead the panel’s subcommittees in the 114th Congress.  

“These individuals will play a leading role in developing policies on an array of issues that are important to all Americans,” Conaway said in a news release. The subcommittee chairs are:

--Rodney Davis of Illinois: Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research.

--Austin Scott of Georgia: Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit.

--Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania: Conservation and Forestry.

-- Rick Crawford of Arkansas:  General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.

--David Rouzer of North Carolina: Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.

--Jackie Walorski of Indiana: Nutrition.

Conaway also named fellow West Texan Randy Neugebauer the Agriculture Committee’s vice chairman.

“We have worked together for years and I will benefit from his counsel as I continue to work for both West Texas and the nation,” Conaway said.

Conaway also congratulated Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota on his selection as the panel’s ranking member. “I have enjoyed working with Congressman Peterson and I look forward to continuing working with him in the 114th Congress,” he said.


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