Incoming House Ag Committee Ranking Member outlines top priorities
Congressman Glenn GT Thompson, GOP Leader Elect of the House Ag Committee, says his number one priority is building resiliency within the ag food supply chain.
“We’ve all witnessed the disruptions as a result of the coronavirus,” he says. “I’m excited that we’re talking on the week where the first vaccines are already being delivered around the country and being received but we have a few months here yet that we still will have to deal with some of the impacts of the coronavirus and I think building resiliency within the ag industry has to be a priority for us.”
He tells Brownfield building new markets for agricultural products is another priority.
“Whether that’s domestic markets through innovative approaches for use of our farm commodities or expanding our foreign markets,” he says. “We’ve seen some good signs from USMCA and certainly the China trade deal.”
Other priorities include improving broadband connectivity and supporting farmers and ag practices that address conservation needs and climate issues.
The Pennsylvania Republican says it is a privilege and honor to have been selected by his colleagues to serve as Ranking Member of the 117th Congress. The new Congress will convene on January 3.
Audio: Glenn GT Thompson