The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is pleased that U.S. Representative David Scott of Georgia was nominated by the Democratic Steering Committee to be the next Chair of the House Ag Committee. That means Scott is now one step away from officially becoming the first black chair of the committee. The steering committee selected Scott over California Democrat Jim Costa by a vote of 32-19. “Congressman Scott is a devoted friend of America’s cattle producers, and I congratulate him on being selected by his colleagues to lead the House Agriculture Committee,” says NCBA CEO Colin Woodall. “His expertise and leadership on cattle issues demonstrate his commitment to helping producers succeed.” Woodall also says Scott is an ideal choice to lead the committee and that NCBA members are “looking forward to the opportunity to continue working with him in the future.” The Georgia Democrat still has to be approved by the full Democratic caucus. Scott was previously endorsed by outgoing Chair Collin Peterson of Minnesota. Scott was second only to Peterson in seniority on the committee.