House Agriculture Subcommittees for the 111th Congress:


Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Tim Holden, (D-Pennsylvania) Chair

Jurisdiction: Soil, water, and resource conservation, small watershed program, energy and biobased energy production, rural electrification, agricultural credit, and agricultural research, education and extension services.

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Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry

Joe Baca, (D-California) Chair

Jurisdiction: Agency oversight, review and analysis, special investigations, food stamps, nutrition and consumer programs, forestry in general, and forest reserves other than those created from the public domain.

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Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Leonard L. Boswell, (D-Iowa) Chair

Jurisdiction: Program and markets related to cotton, cottonseed, wheat, feed grains, soybeans, oilseeds, rice, dry beans, peas, lentils, the Commodity Credit Corporation, risk management including crop insurance and commodity exchanges.

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Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture

Dennis A. Cardoza, (D-California) Chair

Jurisdiction: Fruits and vegetables, honey and bees, marketing and promotion orders, plant pesticides, quarantine, adulteration of seeds, and insect pests, and organic agriculture.

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Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry

David Scott, (D-Georgia) Chair

Jurisdiction: Livestock, dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and seafood products, inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities, aquaculture, animal welfare, and grazing.

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Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture

Mike McIntyre, (D-North Carolina) Chair

Jurisdiction: Peanuts, sugar, tobacco, marketing orders relating to such commodities, rural development, farm security and family farming matters, biotechnology, foreign agricultural assistance, and trade promotion programs, generally.

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Chairman Peterson and Ranking Member Lucas are ex-officio members of all subcommittees.