Congressman Bill Owens announced today his appointment to two House Agriculture subcommittees. While serving with his colleagues on the federal panel influential in decisions critical to the farming community, Owens will sit on the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry as well as the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
"I'm looking forward to becoming even more involved through these subcommittees in some of the issues that matter most to the North Country, including dairy, forestry and renewable energy products like biomass." said Owens. "Upstate family farmers remain a major driver of New York's economy, and I am pleased with the opportunity to represent their interests on these critical subcommittees."
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry holds jurisdiction over soil, water, and resource conservation, small watershed programs, energy and bio-based energy production, rural electrification, forestry in general and forest reserves other than those created from the public domain.
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry oversees inspections, marketing, and promotion of livestock, dairy, poultry, meat and seafood.