Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has been named to two key House Agriculture Committee panels: the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture.
"The Farm Commodities subcommittee will play a crucial role in writing the next Farm Bill, which will be up for renewal next year," said Hartzler. "This subcommittee is vital to ensuring an affordable and reliable food supply for our country through its food security measures and overseeing the food nutrition programs for school children and the needy. It will be of special interest to row crop farmers in the 4thDistrict. I am glad I will have a seat at the table as we discuss these vital issues."
"Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture is also extremely important to Midwestern farmers," added Hartzler. "The emergence of bioengineered crops is revolutionizing agriculture and the enormous growth of export markets is playing a large part in improving the bottom line for local farmers. This subcommittee will work to ensure that local farmers have access to the best crop technology and the most marketing opportunities possible."