On Tuesday, Congresswoman Kim Schrier announced she has once again been named to the House Ag Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research. Schrier served on this Subcommittee during the 116th Congress.
“The Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee is an important Subcommittee to our district and Washington state, with jurisdiction over policies relating to tree fruit growers and research institutions like Washington State University,” Schrier noted. “Washington’s agriculture community has been hit hard by the pandemic, with many market avenues closed off and products that cannot wait for the end of the pandemic to be picked. As the only member on the Agriculture Committee from the Northwest, I will continue to be an advocate for our farmers, growers, and research institutions whose work has not stopped and is critical to the economy of our state and region.”
The Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee oversees policies and markets that include fruits and vegetables, bees, and organic agriculture. Additionally, the Subcommittee oversees pest and disease management, and research related to agriculture.
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