United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Background
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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. The committee was created on December 9, 1825.[1]

Leadership

113th Congress

Debbie Stabenow (D) retained her role as committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th Congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress is Debbie Stabenow (D).

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (11)Republican members (9)
Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) ChairThad Cochran (Mississippi) Ranking member
Patrick J. Leahy (Vermont) Mitch McConnell (Kentucky)
Tom Harkin (Iowa) Pat Roberts (Kansas)
Max Baucus (Montana) Saxby Chambliss (Georgia)
Sherrod Brown (Ohio) John Boozman (Arkansas)
Mo Cowan (Massachusetts) John Hoeven (North Dakota)
Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota) Mike Johanns (Nebraska)
Michael Bennet (Colorado) Charles Grassley (Iowa)
Kirsten Gillibrand (New York) John Thune (South Dakota)
Joe Donnelly (Indiana)
Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Subcommittees

Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management

Jurisdiction: the production of agricultural crops, commodities and products; farm and ranch income protection and assistance, including safety net programs and farm credit; commodity price support programs; insurance and risk protection; fresh water food production; agricultural trade; foreign market development; and futures, options and derivatives.[3]

Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation

Jurisdiction: rural economic revitalization and quality of life; rural job and business growth; rural electrification, telecommunications and utilities; renewable energy production and energy efficiency improvement on farms and ranches and in rural communities; innovation in the use of agricultural commodities and materials.[3]

Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources

Jurisdiction: conservation, protection and stewardship of natural resources and the environment; state, local and private forests and general forestry; and pesticides.[3]

Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research

Jurisdiction: domestic and international nutrition and food assistance and hunger prevention; school and child nutrition programs; local and healthy food initatives; food and agricultural research, education, economics and extension.[3]

Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security

Jurisdiction: animal welfare; inspection and certification of plants, animals and products; plant and animal diseases and health protection; domestic marketing and product promotion; marketing orders and regulation of agricultural markets.[3]

Jurisdiction

According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee includes the following:

  1. Agricultural economics and research.
  2. Agricultural extension services and experiment stations.
  3. Agricultural production, marketing, and stabilization of prices.
  4. Agriculture and agricultural commodities.
  5. Animal industry and diseases.
  6. Crop insurance and soil conservation.
  7. Farm credit and farm security.
  8. Food from fresh waters.
  9. Food stamp programs.
  10. Forestry, and forest reserves and wilderness areas other than those created from the public domain.
  11. Home economics.
  12. Human nutrition.
  13. Inspection of livestock, meat, and agricultural products.
  14. Pests and pesticides.
  15. Plant industry, soils, and agricultural engineering.
  16. Rural development, rural electrification, and watersheds.
  17. School nutrition programs.
  18. Such committee shall also study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to food, nutrition, and hunger, both in the United States and in foreign countries, and rural affairs, and report thereon from time to time.

Contact

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
328A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-2035
Fax: (202) 228-2125

See also

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