House Ag subcommittee ranking member shares priorities

Congresswoman Shontel Brown speaking to Ohio Farm Bureau members during the recent OFBF County Presidents’ Trip to Washington DC.

The ranking member of U.S. House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit is sharing her priorities.  

Congresswoman Shontel Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, says she is following in the footsteps of her predecessor Marcia Fudge.

“To make sure that we are working across the aisle to provide nutritious foods for people all across the state,” she says.  “We recognize that food insecurity and some of the disparities that we experience are not exclusive to rural or urban areas.”  

Fudge resigned to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The subcommittee within the House Agriculture Committee will oversee commodity programs and crop insurance as lawmakers develop the 2023 Farm Bill.

“I support the farmers as it relates to crop insurance; making sure that is an upfront investment,” she says. “We know that in places like Ohio where the weather gets tricky, farmers need some resources to ensure they are able to sustain the work that is so critical to our lives. It’s important to not only the farmers, but all the constituents I represent.”   

The subcommittee also has jurisdiction over disaster mitigation, USDA’s Farm Service Agency, and Risk Management Agency.

Brown, who represents the state’s 11th Congressional District, spoke with reporters during the Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents’ Trip to Washington DC.

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