The House will reconvene on January 5 2011 with many new members. Ag Committee Chairman-elect Frank Lucas of Oklahoma has announced the new Republican members of his committee as listed below. In his news release announcing these appointments Congressman Lucas noted that “ they represent a broad slice of the country and will bring that perspective as we address the issues facing production agriculture and rural economies”.

New Republican Members of the House Ag Committee:

Rick Crawford (AR)
Scott DesJarlais ((TN)
Renee Elmers (NC)
Stephen Fincher ( TN)
Bob Gibbs (OH)
Chris Gibson (NY)
Vicky Hartzler ( MO)
Tim Huelskamp ( KS)
Randy Hultgren (IL)
Reid Ribble (WI)
Martha Roby (AL)
Bobby Schilling (IL)
Austin Scott (GA)
Steve Southerland (FL)
Marlin Stutzman (IN)
Scott Tipton ( CO)