Congressman Anthony Brindisi will serve on two agriculture subcommittees in the House.

Brindisi has been named to the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee and the Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee.

The Livestock subcommittee has jurisdiction over policies related to livestock, poultry and dairy.

The Biotechnology subcommittee oversees policies relating to horticulture, including fruits and vegetables, along with pest and disease management

"I'm excited to be appointed to two subcommittees that oversee issues vitally important to Upstate New York's agriculture industry," said Brindisi. "From dairy to apples, agriculture is huge driver of our economy, and I'm ready to get to work on the Agriculture committee to support farmers, producers, and agriculture partners across our district."

The dairy industry alone supports nearly 4,000 direct jobs and generates an economic impact of $1.83 billion in New York's 22nd Congressional District.