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.
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.
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Dec. 13, 2018
Key county victories achieved in rural development, nutrition, conservation
Sep. 20, 2018
As the governing authority over the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the farm bill is critical for counties who are responsible for delivering and administering vital services to many of our nation’s vulnerable families.
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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee
Commissioner, Mayor Palm Beach County, Florida
Commissioner Renville County, Minnesota
Supervisor Kings County, California
Commissioner Midland County, Texas
Commissioner Perry County, Alabama
Supervisor Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Commissioner Putnam County, Florida
County Clerk Craighead County, Arkansas
County Supervisor Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Commissioner Coosa County, Alabama
Commissioner Lincoln County, South Dakota
NACo has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a mobile app designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country.Learn More