Senator David Perdue Named Senate Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman

David PerdueSenator Pat Roberts (R-KS), chairman of the U.S. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, recently announced that Senator David Perdue (R-GA) will serve as Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources.

The subcommittee is responsible for oversight on the EPA’s regulation of pesticides, conservation of natural resources, biotechnology, and forestry. Senator Perdue will also serve on two other Agriculture subcommittees: Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade and Rural Development and Energy.

“I’m proud to represent Georgia’s strong and vibrant agricultural community,” said Senator Perdue. “My goal is to make sure that the EPA doesn’t insidiously burden our farmers, and that we continue to foster growth and innovation across our largest industry. As chairman of this subcommittee, I’ll work to ensure that Georgia’s agricultural interests are protected and that our homegrown products are promoted around the world.”

“I am pleased to have Senator Perdue on the Committee and I look forward to the business experience and family farm background that he brings to our work on behalf of American agriculture,” Chairman Roberts said. “As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources, Senator Perdue will provide Georgians with leadership in these areas at a time when issues like pesticides and biotechnology are hotly debated across farm country.”

The Subcommittee’s responsibilities include:

  • Conservation and protection of natural resources
  • Regulation of pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
  • Forestry

The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes oversight of management and operations of:

  • National Resources Conservation Service
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Biotechnology
  • The Forest Service

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