Fortenberry will head ag subcommittee

2010-12-22T15:55:00Z 2010-12-22T20:00:08Z Fortenberry will head ag subcommitteeBy the Lincoln Journal Star
December 22, 2010 3:55 pm  • 

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has been named chairman of a House Agriculture Committee subcommittee effective next month when Republicans gain control of the House.

Fortenberry will head the subcommittee on U.S. Department of Agriculture operations, oversight and ag credit.

"This new subcommittee role will help us continue important work on promoting new opportunities in specialized food markets and renewable energy, reconnecting rural and urban America, and exploring the challenges of growing concentration in agriculture and the increasing age of the American farmer," Fortenberry said.

The 1st District congressman has served on the Agriculture Committee since 2005.



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