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Subcommittees

Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

Policies, statutes, and markets relating to commodity exchanges; agricultural credit; rural development; energy; rural electrification.


Conservation and Forestry

Policies and statutes relating to resource conservation, forestry, and all forests under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Agriculture.


Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations

Policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiative; departmental and agency oversight; and special investigations.


General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Policies, statutes, and markets relating to commodities including barley, cotton, cottonseed, corn, grain sorghum, honey, mohair, oats, other oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, rice, soybeans, sugar, wheat, and wool; the Commodity Credit Corporation; risk management policies and statutes, including Federal Crop Insurance; producer data and privacy issues.


Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

Policies, statutes, and markets relating to horticulture, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and ornamentals; bees; and organic agriculture; policies and statutes relating to marketing and promotion orders; pest and disease management, including pesticides; bioterrorism; adulteration and quarantine matters; research, education, and extension; and biotechnology.


Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

Policies, statutes, and markets relating to all livestock, poultry, dairy, and seafood, including all products thereof; the inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities and products; aquaculture; animal welfare; grazing; foreign agricultural assistance and trade promotion.
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