The House leadership has named the 46 members of the House Ag Committee for the 110th Congress. About 70% of the committee members have never been through a farm bill debate.
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) will serve as chairman, while Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will serve as ranking member. Democrats on the committee are Peterson, Tim Holden (PA), Mike McIntyre (NC), Bob Etheridge (NC), Leonard Boswell (IA), Joe Baca (CA), Dennis Cardoza (CA), David Scott (GA), Jim Marshall (GA), Stephanie Herseth (SD), Henry Cuellar (TX), Jim Costa (CA), John Salazar (CO), Brad Ellsworth (IN), Nancy Boyda (KS), Zack Space (OH), Tim Walz (MN), Kristen Gillibrand (NY), Steve Kagen (WI), Earl Pomeroy (ND), Lincoln Davis (TN), John Barrow (GA), Nick Lampson (TX), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Tim Mahoney (FL).
Republican committee members are Goodlatte, Terry Everett (AL), Frank Lucas (OK), Jerry Moran (KS), Robin Hayes (NC), Tim Johnson (IL), Sam Graves (MO), Jo Bonner (AL), Mike Rogers (AL), Steve King (IA), Marilyn Musgrave (CO), Randy Neugebauer (TX), Charles Boustany (LA), Randy Kuhl (NY), Virginia Foxx (NC), Michael Conaway (TX), Jeff Fortenberry (NE), Jean Schmidt (OH), Adrian Smith (NE), Kevin McCarthy (CA), and Tim Wahlberg (MI).
-- P. Scott Shearer, Washington, D.C., correspondent