United States Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research
TheU.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research is one of five subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
This subcommittee has jurisdiction over "domestic and international nutrition and food assistance and hunger prevention; school and child nutrition programs; local and healthy food initiatives; futures, options and derivatives; pesticides; and general legislation". The origins of the subcommittee lay in the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs that was active from 1968 to 1977 before being subsumed into the Agriculture Committee.
The subcommittee was renamed for the 112th United States Congress (2011). It was previously the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms.
Members, 113th Congress