Five U.S. agricultural subcommittees will be led by representatives from Iowa, Texas and other states following appointments by Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture.
Effective Jan. 3, the new subcommittee chairmen are:
"I am pleased to announce the committee's leadership team for the next Congress," Lucas says. "Our subcommittee chairmen have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring the success of American agriculture and rural economies. I look forward to working with them as we address the important issues our agricultural producers and rural constituents face."
Crawford, the Arkansas representative, says the position will present the opportunity to advocate for farm families across the U.S. and in his region.
"Annually, agriculture in Arkansas has a $16 billion economic footprint and employs over 260,000 Arkansans," Crawford says. "Of all the members on the House Agriculture Committee, I am the only representative from the mid-south. With my new leadership position, I hope to be an even stronger voice for the concerns of mid-south farmers and I will work to educate members of the committee from other regions about the challenges our producers face."
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