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Congressman Bill Enyart Named to Agriculture Subcommittees

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Enyart Will Fight for Southern Illinois Farmers on Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit

Congressman Bill Enyart today announced he will fight for Southern Illinois farmers and small towns on two Agriculture Subcommittees. Enyart, who serves on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, was named today to the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee where he will advocate for Southern Illinois corn and soybean farmers and work on issues related to crop insurance, commodity exchanges, and risk management. Enyart was also named to the Livestock, Rural Development and Credit Subcommittee where he will promote Southern Illinois beef and poultry farmers and work on rural development and farm security needs.

Enyart is deeply committed to Southern Illinois agricultural issues and will be a strong advocate for a comprehensive 2013 Farm Bill. Just one week after being sworn-into Congress, Enyart met with the St. Clair County Farm Bureau to hear concerns and ideas from farmers that he will share with his colleagues.

Enyart said, "Southern Illinois farmers face enough uncertainty without Washington incompetence making things worse. I am proud to stand up and fight the political gridlock and partisan bickering that's been preventing a comprehensive Farm Bill. By serving on these two Agriculture Subcommittees, I will work to make sure Southern Illinois farmers have a strong voice in Washington because the stakes are too high for our farmers and small towns to have to endure further setbacks from Congress."

More information on Enyart's Agriculture Subcommittees follows:

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management holds jurisdiction over program and markets related to cotton, corn, cottonseed, wheat, feed grains, soybeans, oilseeds, rice, dry beans, peas, lentils, the Commodity Credit Corporation, risk management, including crop insurance, commodity exchanges, and specialty crops.

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit holds jurisdiction over livestock, dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and seafood products, inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities, aquaculture, animal welfare, and grazing, rural development, farm security and family farming matters, and agricultural credit.


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