ROBY, SEWELL NAMED TO HOUSE AG SUBCOMMITTEES
Members of the House Agriculture Committee recently met to formally organize and to adopt the Committee's rules for the 112th Congress.
Both U.S. Reps. Martha Roby, R-Ala., and Terri Sewell, D-Ala., were chosen to serve on the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee. That committee oversees programs 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, commodity exchanges and specialty crops.
Roby, who represents Alabama's 2nd Congressional District, also was chosen to serve on the Conservation, Energy, and Forestry Subcommittee. That committee has jurisdiction over soil, water and resource conservation, small watershed programs, energy and bio-based energy production, rural electrification, general forestry and forest reserves other than those created from the public domain.
Sewell, who represents Alabama's 7th Congressional District, also was chosen to serve on the Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. That committee oversees rural development, farm security and family farming matters, research, education and extension, biotechnology, foreign agriculture assistance, and trade promotion programs.