Lucas Named Chairman
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 9:40:59 CST
Oklahoma Representative Frank Lucas has been selected to be the next chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. Mr. Lucas is currently the committee’s Ranking Member, serving as a policy leader for all areas of the committee’s jurisdiction. The soon to be 50-year-old graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics.
Colin Woodall, vice president of government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, reacted to the Lucas selection, saying - we are optimistic about the 112th Congress for a whole host of reasons. Specifically, our confidence in Representative Lucas to represent the interests of rural America and those who provide safe and affordable beef for a growing global population.
Woodall added, under the leadership of Mr. Lucas, - we expect the Environmental Protection Agency, USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration and other departments within this administration to be held accountable for regulations that will stymie the success of innovative and creative cattle producers who are the very best stewards of the land.
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