Agriculture & Rural Affairs Steering Committee

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    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 Platform & Resolutions 2020-2021
    • 2021 NACo Legislative Priorities
    Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs. 
    2015-06-07
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    2021-04-02

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

Latest Resources

  • Press Release | Mar. 25, 2021

    With the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act now law, counties across the country are seeing the largest investment in local governments in history. 

  • Reports & Toolkits | Jan. 19, 2021

    NACo works to preserve local decision making, protect counties from unfunded mandates and preemption and strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.

  • Reports & Toolkits | Mar. 9, 2020

    On February 10, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request, laying out a $4.8 trillion federal spending proposal for FY 2021 and recommendations to balance the budget by 2035.

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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee

Chair

Craig Pedersen
District 4 County Supervisor
Kings County, California

 

Vice Chair

Alex Barnett
Judge/Executive
Harrison County, Kentucky

 

Jason Brinkley
Judge
Cooke County, Texas

 

Julie Ehemann
Commissioner
Shelby County, Ohio

 

Bob Fox
Commissioner
Renville County, Minnesota

 

Gene Harper
County Administrator
Marion County, South Carolina

 

Melissa McKinlay
Commissioner
Palm Beach County, Florida

 

Luis Sanchez
Commissioner
Midland County, Texas

 

James Schmidt
Commissioner
Lincoln County, South Dakota

 

Subcommittee Chair

Barry Anderson
Supervisor
Clay County, Iowa

 

John Meeks
Commissioner
Levy County, Florida

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Michele Lieberman
County Manager
Alachua County, Florida

 

David Meyer
County Board Chair
Washington County, Illinois

 

Albert Turner
Commissioner
Perry County, Alabama

 

David Zimmerman
County Board Chair
Tazewell County, Illinois

 

Contact

  • Associate Legislative Director – Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Telecommunications and Technology; Liaison to Rural Action Caucus; Political Outreach Manager  
    (202) 942-4230