‘David Scott, Ranking Member, Praises Establishment of New EPA Office Targeting Agriculture and Rural Matters’

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott commended the Biden-Harris Administration for establishing the Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This move signifies a step towards increased engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities.

Scott praised the decision to elevate the Agriculture Advisor position into the first-ever Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs within the EPA. This development underscores the Administration and EPA’s dedication to collaborating with farmers and ranchers to promote the health, sustainability, and environmental integrity of America’s food supply.

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan’s consistent communication with farmers has been recognized, as well as the valuable contributions of Agriculture Advisor Rod Snyder. The creation of the Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs demonstrates the EPA’s commitment to ensuring that farmers’ perspectives are incorporated into relevant discussions.