WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday, Ranking Republican on the House Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas (OK-03) named Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) Ranking Republican on the Specialty Crops, Rural Development, and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee.
“I am pleased to announce these new leadership posts for the Committee. All of the Subcommittee Ranking Republicans are seasoned members and strong advocates for American agriculture. They understand the value of our farmers and ranchers and how important rural communities are to our nation’s economy,” said Ranking Republican Frank Lucas.
The jurisdiction of the Specialty Crops, Rural Development, and Foreign Agriculture include diverse crops such as peanuts and sugar as well as being responsible for overseeing biotechnology issues, rural development, farm security and family farming matters, foreign agricultural assistance, and trade promotion programs.
“I look forward to this opportunity to further represent the interests of rural agriculture and specialty crops . Agriculture and rural interests will always remain a priority for me. My goals will be to represent rural interests and advocate for their economic importance to our nation as a whole. I am eager to continue work on behalf of the constitutes of Texas District eleven and on behalf of all of American Agriculture to ensure that American citizens continue to enjoy the world’s most abundant and safe food and fiber supply.”
Congressman Conaway has served as a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture since being elected to office in 2004.