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Task Force on Agriculture

TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURE

Mission

NCSL’s Agriculture Task Force was created to examine state and federal agriculture policy issues. The task force will help develop NCSL agriculture policy, study critical agriculture and rural development issues facing the states, explore policy options to address these concerns, as well as serve as a conduit for state legislative communication with Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other federal agencies

NCSL Task Force On Agriculture
Co-Chair: Representative Justin R. Cronin, South Dakota
Co-Chair: Senator Rita Hart, Iowa

NCSL Contacts: Mindy Bridges (Denver)  Ben Husch (D.C.) 

Members & Working Groups

Florida
Representative Matt Hudson
Georgia
Representative Robert L. Dickey
Hawaii
Senator Clarence K. Nishihara
Idaho
Representative Clark Kauffman
Senator Jim Patrick
Illinois
Senator David Koehler
Iowa
Senator Rita Hart
Senator Joe M. Seng
Kansas
Representative Sharon J. Schwartz
Kentucky
Lowell Atchley, Legislative Research Commission
Representative Thomas M. McKee
Massachusetts
Senator Anne M. Gobi
New Hampshire
Representative Wayne T. Moynihan
New Mexico
Senator Stuart Ingle
South Carolina
Senator Daniel B. Verdin III
South Dakota
Representative Justin R. Cronin
Texas
Representative Charles Anderson
Utah
Senator Ralph Okerlund
Vermont
Representative Carolyn W. Partridge
Virginia
Senator Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
Washington
Senator Brian Hatfield
Wisconsin
Senator Luther S. Olsen

Meetings

  • Dec. 9, 2014, Washington, D.C. | NCSL's 2014 Fall Forum
  • Aug. 19, 2014, Minneapolis | NCSL's 2014 Legislative Summit 
  • Dec. 4, 2013, Washington, D.C. | NCSL's 2013 Fall Forum
  • Aug. 14, 2013, Atlanta | NCSL's 2013 Legislative Summit
  • May 1, 2013, Denver | NCSL's 2013 Spring Forum
  • Dec. 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. | First Meeting of the Agriculture Task Force

Suggested Readings

Drought Resources

NCSL Energy & Agriculture Federal Update Newsletter

NCSL Agriculture Info Alerts

Farm Bill Reauthorization

NCSL Summaries of 2013 Farm Bill Provisions

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