Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs.
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Steering Committee
2016 Policy Briefs
Policy BriefUrge your Members of Congress to support U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development programs throughout the FY 2018 appropriations process by meeting or exceeding FY 2017 funding levels. USDA Rural Development programs provide critical investments to key rural county priorities.
Aug. 3, 2017
It is critical for America's public lands counties that Congress work together to develop a bi-partisan, bi-cameral funding solution for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.
Jul. 26, 2017
With the Summer Congressional recess starting Friday, July 28th, county leaders have a great opportunity to advocate for county legislative and regulatory priorities right at home. NACo has put together the following information to help you be an effective advocate during the summer recess.
Jul. 18, 2017
Urge your members of congress to support county priorities throughout the development of the next farm bill. Programs throughout the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) help counties make critical investments in infrastructure, workforce and economic development, nutrition and conservation for some of our nation’s most underserved communities. Preserving these programs is vital to the strength and stability of our local and national economy.
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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee
Commissioner Midland County, Texas
Commissioner Renville County, Minnesota
Commissioner Palm Beach County, Florida
Commissioner Perry County, Alabama
Commissioner Escambia County, Alabama
Melvyn Houser (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Auditor Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Harrison Moody (Rural Development)
Supervisor Dinwiddie County, Virginia
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs
- Community, Economic & Workforce Development
- Environment, Energy & Land Use
- Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs
- Human Services & Education
- Justice & Public Safety
- Public Lands
- Telecommunications & Technology
Action Centers & Resources
- Legislative Priorities
- Payment in Lieu of Taxes
- Waters of the U.S.
- Marketplace Fairness
- Municipal Bonds