Rep. Dusty Johnson

Following the election earlier this month, Republicans are expected to pick up a few seats on most of the committees including agriculture. That’s according to South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson.

He says there are two front-runners for the House Ag Committee Chairman post to replace Collin Peterson of Minnesota who lost his re-election bid, although it’s a bit murky as to who the Speaker of the House will choose for that post.

Johnson says they’re already starting discussions to put together the new farm bill.

Johnson doesn’t expect any major changes to the crop insurance program as part of the farm bill as He says that program is working well.

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