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
Policy BriefUrge your Members of Congress to support U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development programs throughout the FY 2020 appropriations process by meeting or exceeding FY 2019 funding levels. USDA Rural Development programs provide critical investments to key rural county priorities.
Policy BriefUrge 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.
Reports & Toolkits |
Aug. 2, 2019
The August recess in the federal legislative calendar provides a unique opportunity for county leaders to communicate with members of Congress, demonstrate the impact of your efforts in your communities and advocate for the federal programs that help to strengthen local programs and initiatives.
Jan. 2, 2019
NACo works to preserve local decision making, to protect counties from unfunded mandates and local preemption and to strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.
Press Release |
Dec. 13, 2018
Key county victories achieved in rural development, nutrition, conservation
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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee
Commissioner Palm Beach County, Florida
Commissioner Okeechobee County, Florida
Supervisor Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Supervisor Kings County, California
Commissioner Midland County, Texas
Bob Fox (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Commissioner Renville County, Minnesota
James Schmidt (Rural Development)
Commissioner Lincoln County, South Dakota
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Alexander Barnett (Agriculture and Food Safety)
County Judge/Executive Harrison County, Kentucky
Tony Cherry (Rural Development)
Commissioner Choctaw County, Alabama
County Supervisor Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Keith Langenhahn (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Field Services Representative Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin
David Meyer (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Chairman Washington County, Illinois
Lee Patterson (Rural Development)
Commissioner Calhoun County, Alabama