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Ranking Member David Scott Applauds Creation of New EPA Office Focusing on Agriculture and Rural Affairs

  • David Scott

Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement in celebration of the establishment of the Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which expands engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities.

“I applaud the Biden-Harris Administration’s decision to elevate the Agriculture Advisor position into the first-ever Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This decision is further evidence that the Administration and EPA are serious about working with our farmers and ranchers to ensure the health, sustainability, and environmental soundness of America’s food supply. 

“EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan has had an open line of communication with our farmers, and he’s been served well by his Agriculture Advisor Rod Snyder, and the creation of the Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is another tangible commitment on behalf of the EPA to ensure that farmer’s voices are part of the conversation."

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