Ag committees named in light NCGA week

State lawmakers returned to Raleigh to begin the long legislative session on Wednesday, but took very little action this week. However, they did formally announce committee assignments. The members of the House and Senate agriculture committees are listed below, with links to their pages on ncleg.gov. Members have begun filing bills and committee work is likely to begin next week.

House Agriculture Committee: Senior Chairman Rep. Jimmy Dixon; Chairmen Rep. William Brisson and Rep. Larry Strickland; Vice Chairmen Rep. Howard Hunter and Rep. Michael Wray; members Rep. John Ager, Rep. Kelly Alexander, Rep. Lisa Barnes, Rep. John Bell, Rep. Mark Brody, Rep. Christy Clark, Rep. Debra Conrad, Rep. Jeffrey Elmore, Rep. Charles Graham, Rep. Kyle Hall, Rep. Chris Humphrey, Rep. Rachel Hunt, Rep. Brenden Jones, Rep. Nasif Majeed, Rep. Chuck McGrady, Rep. Michele Presnell, Rep. Joe Sam Queen, Rep. Robert Reives, Rep. Kandie Smith, Rep. Rena Turner and Rep. Larry Yarborough.

Senate Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources: Chairmen Sen. Norman Sanderson and Sen. Andy Wells; members Sen. John Alexander, Sen. Jim Burgin, Sen. Don Davis, Sen. Chuck Edwards, Sen. Toby Fitch, Sen. Eddie Gallimore, Sen. Jeff Jackson, Sen. Brent Jackson, Sen. Tom McInnis, Sen. Paul Newton, Sen. Wiley Nickel, Sen. Harper Peterson, Sen. Vickie Sawyer, Sen. Bob Steinburg and Sen. Mike Woodard.

For more information about these bills or any others of interest, visit the North Carolina General Assembly website, www.ncleg.gov. Bills are searchable by bill number and subject.