Agriculture & Rural Affairs Steering Committee

Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs. 

Policy Briefs

  • Policy Brief

    Maintain Funding for USDA Rural Development Programs

    Urge 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.

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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee


Luis Sanchez
Midland County, Texas


Vice Chair

Bob Fox
Renville County, Minnesota


Melissa McKinlay
Palm Beach County, Florida


Albert Turner
Perry County, Alabama


Larry White
Escambia County, Alabama


Subcommittee Chair

Melvyn Houser (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa


Harrison Moody (Rural Development)
Dinwiddie County, Virginia


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