Capital Building

House Committee On Agriculture

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Agricultural products, rural development, forestation, conservation


Agricultural economics and research; agricultural production, marketing and stabilization of prices of agricultural products and commodities; plant industry, soils, and agricultural engineering; inspection of livestock and meat products, regulation of animal industry, diseases of animals; SNAP; crop insurance and soil conservation; dairy industry; rural electrification and development

Major Legislation

Annual Agriculture Act (‘Farm Bill’)

Committee Leadership

Chairman Michael Conway (R - TX)
Ranking Mem. Collin Peterson (D - MN)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


Staff Levels
Median Salaries
Staff Tenures