Lubbock’s U.S. Congressman has been named as a Farm Bill conferee.

U.S. Representative Randy Neugebauer has been named to the Farm Bill conference committee by House Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner said “The Farm Bill extension measures passed by the House include much-needed reforms that cut spending and help strengthen our agriculture and food stamp programs. I’m confident that the negotiating team named today will do an excellent job of ushering these reforms through Congress and to the President’s desk, and I thank each of them for their willingness to serve.”

Neugebauer weighed in, saying “Farming is a business, like any other, and our farmers need certainty to make long-term plans – especially if they are going to meet growing global demand. I’m eager to move forward on efficient, market-based policies that support our farmers and ranchers.”

Other congressmen from Texas on the committee are Reps. Mike Conaway and Sam Johnson.