U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today welcomed the Committee’s newest member, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith from Mississippi.
“I’m delighted we have another farmer on the Senate Agriculture Committee. I look forward to working with Senator Hyde-Smith as we continue to write the Farm Bill,” said Chairman Roberts. “Her firsthand agriculture knowledge and boots-on-the-ground experience are a welcome addition to the Committee.”
Hyde-Smith was sworn into the U.S. Senate on April 9 and fills the seat vacated by Senator Thad Cochran. Prior to being appointed to the Senate, she served as Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce since 2012. Hyde-Smith and her husband Mike are fourth generation farmers raising beef cattle.
Hyde-Smith will join the Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade; the Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy; and the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources. To view an updated list of subcommittee assignments, click here.