Congressman Minnick Appointed to Agriculture Committee
Washington--Congressman Walt Minnick landed a major Capitol Hill coup with his appointment to the House Agriculture Committee. Minnick address the Idaho Farm Bureau's annual meeting in December saying that landing on the Ag committee was a priority.
With the appointment the freshman Congressman will help guide America's commodity markets, set farm policy and oversee the U.S. Forest Service.
Spokesman John Foster says the post will help Congressman Minnick look out for Idaho interests in a democrat-controlled Congress.
On the Ag committee Minnick will promote energy alternatives everything from wind power and anaerobic digesters to from woody biomass harvested from Idaho's U.S. Forest Service land.
"Walt's not afraid to say it," said Foster, "We need to hear some chain saws again."