Agriculture & Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee

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

Policy Platform 2023-2024

NACo is concerned about the impact of national, state and local policies and decisions affecting rural counties and counties with significant rural communities threated byurban and suburban development. 

Updates & Analysis


Counties testify on public lands management and the 2023 Farm Bill

Idaho County, Idaho Commissioner Skip Brandt testifies on the county role in public lands management and share recommendations for how the 2023 Farm Bill can strengthen the partnership between counties and our federal partners

Committee Chair

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Hon. Terry Wilbur

Chair, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee

Committee Contact

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Owen Hart

Associate Legislative Director - Agriculture & Rural Affairs
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Joe Jackson

Legislative Assistant
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