U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, who has ascended to be the #2 Ranking Member of the Agriculture Committee, has also been appointed to 2 key subcommittees for the 113th Congress.
Beginning his seventeenth year on the committee, McIntyre will serve on both the Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit Subcommittee and the Energy, Conservation, and Forestry Subcommittee.
Congressman McIntyre stated, “Agriculture is extremely vital to North Carolina’s economy, and I will keep working to do all I can to help North Carolina farmers compete and produce crops for our consumption and security. In addition, I will ensure that we protect the vital resources important to farmers, help small communities and towns with rural development needs, and maintain the safety net for our farmers.”
Jurisdiction for the Livestock, Rural Development and Credit Subcommittee includes: livestock, dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and seafood products, inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities, aquaculture, animal welfare and grazing, rural development, farm security and family farming matters and agricultural credit.
Jurisdiction for the Energy Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee include: soil, water, and resource conservation, small watershed program, energy and bio-based energy production, rural electrification, forestry in general and forest reserves.