On March 22, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway announced two new additions to the committee staff.

Stacy Revels, Professional Staff, will be responsible for a range of issues including biotechnology, specialty crops, horticulture, organic agriculture and food safety. Revels was previously Special Assistant to the Administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency. Prior to her time at USDA, she served as the policy adviser for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Revels also previously worked for the National Pork Board and as an agriscience teacher.

Revels grew up on her family’s diversified farm in central Florida and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education and Communication from the University of Florida as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Trevor White, Professional Staff, will be responsible for commodity policy and crop insurance. White was previously an Associate at Combest, Sell and Associates, where he worked on a variety of issues affecting American agriculture, including farm policy, food aid, and global food security. White also served as a member of the Agricultural Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and following the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill was frequently called upon to educate producers about the new law.

White was raised on a diversified farming operation in New Home, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University as well as a Master of Science in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Chairman Conaway said, “Stacy and Trevor are outstanding additions to our team as we prepare to reauthorize the farm bill. They bring a fresh perspective and a range of experiences and knowledge to their new roles. Our committee members will benefit from their insight.”