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 2018 appropriations process by meeting or exceeding FY 2017 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.
Join a steering committee and make a difference. Learn more about getting involved in NACo's Agriculture & Rural Affairs Steering Committee:
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
Harrison Moody (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Supervisor Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Larry White (Rural Development)
Commissioner Escambia County, Alabama
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Lawrence Harvey (Rural Development)
Commissioner Putnam County, Florida
Kade Holliday (Agriculture and Food Safety)
County Clerk Craighead County, Arkansas
Melvyn Houser (Rural Development)
Auditor Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Unzell Kelley (Agriculture and Food Safety)
Commissioner Coosa County, Alabama
James Schmidt (Rural Development)
Commissioner Lincoln County, South Dakota
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