Delgado named chairman of House Agriculture subcommittee

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Antonio Delgado (D, NY-19) has been named chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. The committee oversees all policies relating to commodity exchanges, agricultural credit, rural development, energy, and rural electrification.

The subcommittee “focuses on the issues that matter most to communities throughout my rural district – broadband expansion, infrastructure revitalization, energy production, and rural economic development and loan programs.” He said the subcommittee is “the first legislative step to delivering solutions and support that transform the lives and livelihoods of our rural communities.”

National Milk Producers Federation President Jim Mulhern said Delgado has been “an effective advocate for Upstate New York dairy farmers during his tenure on the committee on issues ranging from farm policy to trade to ag labor. We look forward to working with him in his new role to enhance the renewable energy opportunities available to dairy farmers, especially as the dairy sector works to reduce its carbon footprint to net zero.”