Capital Building

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Livestock and agricultural security, including crop insurance; rural development and energy; conservation; forestry, and natural resources


Agricultural economics, commodities, and research; farm credit and farm security; crop insurance and soil conservation; food stamp programs; inspection of livestock and meat; human nutrition; pests and pesticides; rural development, electrification, and watersheds; school nutrition programs; plant industry, soils, and agricultural engineering; forestry and non-public domain forest reserves and wilderness areas; animal industry and diseases

Committee Leadership

Chair Pat Roberts (R - KS)
Ranking Mem. Debbie Stabenow (D - MI)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

Budget Authorization


Staff Levels
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