The partial government shutdown delayed the implementation of the new farm bill and other agricultural discussions. South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson is a new member of the House Agriculture Committee and says the committee has not met to for an organizing session. “I have spoken with Chairman (Collin) Peterson. He will have to lay out what the intended oversight functions will be for the committee this year, but he has not shared that draft yet with the minority party.” Johnson will serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations.
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