Business Groups Scramble To Forge Ties Amid Race For House Agriculture Chair
Public Policy Partner Todd Wooten was quoted in an article published by The Hill discussing the reaction of the agriculture business community in anticipation of leadership shifts. Businesses are scrambling to make connections and strengthen ties with members of the House Agriculture Committee now that the top two lawmakers on the panel will be gone in January. Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) lost his reelection bid, and Rep. Michael Conaway of Texas, the top Republican on the committee, is retiring at the end of this Congress.
“If you look at agriculture generally speaking, I would say that it’s one of the more nonpartisan committees and it’s still as much as anything regional. You’re still going to have the same issues between different commodity groups and all those types of things, which didn’t really break down along party times,” said Mr. Wooten.