American agricultural groups congratulated Georgia Congressman David Scott on officially being named Chairman of the House Ag Committee.
Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says, “Scott’s legislative experience, a childhood working on his grandparents’ farm, and being the first African American chosen to lead the committee all give him a unique perspective needed to tackle rural America’s challenges.”
Rob Larew, President of the National Farmers Union, says, “Representative Scott has been a member of the House Ag Committee for the past 18 years and has garnered a reputation for bipartisanship.”
National Chicken Council President Mike Brown is pleased that Scott is the first Georgia House member to hold the top spot.
“As a committee veteran and long-time member of the Congressional Chicken Caucus, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of agricultural issues to the chairmanship.”
The outgoing House Ag Chair, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, says, “David Scott knows very well the impact the Committee’s work has on the lives of farmers, ranchers, rural residents, and consumers in communities across the country. I’m confident U.S. agriculture is in good and capable hands.”
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)