When Congress reconvenes this month, the Democrats will have control of the House, meaning the leadership for House Committees will change. How will the House Ag Committee changing from Mike Conaway to Collin Peterson impact the farming community.
Central Washington Republican Dan Newhouse says the transition should be a smooth and easy one. Newhouse worked with House Ag Chairman Peterson while serving as the Director of the Washington state Department of Agriculture.
“I found Collin very easy and good to work with. He certainly has the best interest of the agriculture industry at heart and so, I would suspect that we will continue to see a very active, proactive agricultural House Committee under his leadership.”
While being in the minority last year, Peterson was very vocal about passing the 2018 Farm Bill before leadership changed hands in the New Year. He said it was important that the legislation get passed quickly to ensure Farmers get the assistance they need.
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