McIntyre To Serve on Key Agriculture Subcommittees Important to North Carolina

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. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.