FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, is expected to be named Wednesday to the House Agriculture Committee.
Garamendi was recommended Tuesday and the official approval is likely to happen at the Democratic Caucus meeting, according to a press release from Garamendi’s office. He will take part in negotiations on the farm bill, which could be voted on in December.
Joining the committee meant resigning from the House Natural Resources Committee, which Garamendi did Tuesday.
“Passing a good farm bill is very important to the family farmers in my district, and the nutrition assistance in the farm bill provides vital help to struggling families throughout California,” Garamendi said in the release. “As a farmer and rancher, I know we need to get this done, and I will work around the clock to make sure California specialty crops and commodity programs are protected.”
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