A college in the home district of retiring House Ag Committee Ranking Member Mike Conaway, R-Texas, will house “papers, historical materials, memorabilia, and certain furnishings” from the congressman’s career in Washington under an agreement announced Tuesday.
Many people in agriculture — both Republicans and Democrats — are working to get House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson re-elected, but he's still being coy about his plans to run again in his western Minnesota district, which is now rated a toss-up.
President Trump announces his intent to nominate Brandon Lipps as Undersecretary Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Kip Tom was sworn in to serve as the agriculture representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, and Roger Johnson, announced he will not seek reelection as president of NFU.
A senior Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee called the panel’s top Republican a racist on Twitter as the normally bipartisan committee was rocked by funding over a measure needed to fund farmers’ trade aid payments.
Producers utilized a listening session featuring two of the most influential men in ag policy to express their displeasure with the state of affairs for rural America, putting them in a mode that varied between explanatory and defensive.