Jan. 14, 2011 -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas has selected members to serve as subcommittee chairpersons for the 112th Congress. Below is a list of the selections as well as their top contributions by interest group.
Vice Chairman -- Agriculture Committee
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$37,690|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$28,400|
|Food Processing & Sales||$28,235|
|Banks and Credit||$18,500|
Conservation, Energy and Forestry -- Soil, water, and resource conservation, small watershed program, energy and biobased energy production, rural electrification, forestry in general and forest reserves other than those created from the public domain.
Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania
|Oil & Gas||$55,072|
|Banks and Credit||$21,000|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$20,075|
Department Operations, Oversight and Credit -- Agency oversight, review and analysis, special investigations, and agricultural credit.
Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry, Nebraska
|Banks and Credit||$22,800|
|Securities & Investment||$12,450|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$11,050|
|Printing & Publishing||$10,650|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$8,800|
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management -- Program and markets related to cotton, cottonseed, wheat, feed grains, soybeans, oilseeds, rice, dry beans, peas, lentils, the Commodity Credit Corporation, risk management, including crop insurance, commodity exchanges, and specialty crops.
Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Texas
|Oil & Gas||$132,100|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$69,900|
|Banks and Credit||$35,800|
|Securities & Investment||$22,850|
Livestock, Dairy and Poultry -- Jurisdiction: Livestock, dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and seafood products, inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities, aquaculture, animal welfare, and grazing.
Rep. Tom Rooney, Florida
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$56,950|
|Securities & Investment||$44,847|
|Banks and Credit||$34,150|
|Food Processing & Sales||$27,000|
Nutrition and Horticulture -- Food stamps, nutrition and consumer programs, fruits and vegetables, honey and bees, marketing and promotion orders, plant pesticides, quarantine, adulteration of seeds and insect pests, and organic agriculture.
Rep. Jean Schmidt, Ohio
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$37,650|
|Food Processing & Sales||$23,800|
|Banks and Credit||$23,350|
|Securities & Investment||$18,150|
Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture -- Rural Development, farm security and family farming matters, biotechnology, foreign agriculture assistance, and trade promotion programs, generally.
Rep. Timothy V. Johnson, Illinois
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$18,205|
|Building Trade Unions||$15,000|
|Public Sector Unions||$9,000|
Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Nov 23, 2008 - Nov 22, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org).