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Mission Statement

NCSL’s Agriculture Task Force was created to examine state and federal agriculture policy issues. The task force helps develop NCSL agriculture policy, studies critical agriculture and rural development issues facing the states, explores policy options to address these concerns, and serves 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 Rick Hansen, Minnesota
Co-Chair: Senator Annette Sweeney, Iowa

NCSL Contacts: Mindy Bridges (Denver)  Kristen Hildreth (D.C.) 

Members by States

Arkansas
Representative DeAnn Vaught
California
Senator Melissa Hurtado
Colorado
Representative Karen McCormick
Connecticut
Representative Kevin Ryan
Georgia
Representative Robert Dickey
Hawaii
Senator Mike Gabbard
Representative Richard H.K. Onishi
Illinois
Representative Sonya M. Harper
Iowa
Representative Charles Isenhart
Senator Annette Sweeney
Kansas
Senator Elaine Bowers
Maine
Representative William D. Pluecker
Minnesota
Representative Rick Hansen
Representative Paul Torkelson
New Hampshire
Representative Peter Bixby
Senator Howard Pearl
New York
Assemblymember Donna A. Lupardo
North Dakota
Senator Larry Luick
Puerto Rico
Senator Ramon Ruiz Nieves
South Dakota
Senator Herman Otten
Virginia
Delegate Gwendolyn W. Gooditis
Senator Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
Washington
Senator Liz Lovelett

  • June 1-3, 2022, Savannah, Ga. | NCSL Task Force on Agriculture Preconference 
  • November 2, 2021, Tampa, Fla. | NCSL Task Force on Agriculture Preconference
  • August 5, 2019, Nashville, Tenn. | NCSL Task Force on Agriculture Preconference
  • June 6-8, 2019, Madison, Wis. | Spring 2019 Agriculture Task Force Meeting
  • July 29-30, 2018, Los Angeles | NCSL Task Force on Agriculture Preconference
  • May 10-12, 2018, Denver | Spring 2018 Agriculture Task Force Meeting
  • October 10-13, 2017, Sioux Falls, S.D. | Fall 2017 Agriculture Task Force Meeting
  • August 5-6, 2017, Boston, Mass. | NCSL's 2017 Legislative Summit
  • June 8-10, 2017, New Orleans | Spring 2017 Agriculture Task Force Meeting
  • December 6, 2016, Washington, D.C. | NCSL's 2016 Capitol Forum
  • August 8, 2016, Chicago | NCSL's 2016 Legislative Summit
  • May 19-21, 2016, Raleigh, N.C. | Spring 2016 Agriculture Task Force Meeting
  • Dec. 8, 2015, Washington, D.C.| NCSL's 2015 Capitol Forum
  • Aug. 3- 4, 2015, Seattle | NCSL's 2015 Legislative Summi
  • June 11-13, 2015, St. Louis | Agriculture Task Force Meeting
  • 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
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