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USDA Outlines Next Steps for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability

Dan Cattle, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs, announced USDA’s four overarching goals for advancing animal disease traceability to protect the long-term health, marketability and economic viability of the U.S. livestock industry. “The landscape surrounding animal disease traceability has changed dramatically in the past decade, and producers across the nation recognize that a comprehensive …

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USDA Under Secretary Ibach on Section 199A Tax Code Fix

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach issued the following statement regarding efforts to address concerns with recent changes to Section 199A of the federal tax code. Some agriculture stakeholders have raised questions about potential market effects on cooperatives and independent grain-related businesses. Ibach’s statement is as follows: “The aim of the …

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Ethanol Versus Big Oil Politics Fueling Fight in U.S. Senate

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Ethanol versus Big Oil politics is apparently fueling a fight in the U.S. Senate over the president’s nomination of Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey to a top USDA post. Northey’s nomination was blocked last week by oil-patch Republican Ted Cruz of Texas. Another Republican, Mike Lee of Utah, had lifted his ‘hold’ on the nomination. But the Cruz ‘hold’ sparked …

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Senate Confirms Ibach For Top USDA Job

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council applauded the Senate confirmation of Greg Ibach for a key position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was approved by voice vote. Ibach, who is director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, was picked by President Trump to be undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. “Director Ibach will be a great asset at USDA …

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Secretary Perdue on Confirmation of Greg Ibach Key USDA Post

Dan Industry News Release

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Greg Ibach, who was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Perdue issued the following statement: “Greg Ibach will bring experience and integrity to his new role at USDA, and carries with him the …

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Senate Ag Committee Sends Ibach, Northey to Full Senate

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Senate Ag Committee announced that it voted to send the USDA nominations of Greg Ibach from Nebraska and Bill Northey of Iowa on to the full Senate. Ibach is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, while Northey is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. Committee …

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Ibach & Northey Senate Committee Hearing

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue commended Greg Ibach and Bill Northey, two nominees for key posts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for their joint appearance before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. President Donald J. Trump nominated Ibach to serve as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) and selected Northey for Under Secretary …

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Senate Ag Sets Northey, Ibach Confirmation Hearing

Dan Industry News Release

The Senate Agriculture Committee will consider the nomination of Bill Northey and Greg Ibach Thursday. Northey was nominated by the Trump administration to be the Department of Agriculture undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services. Meanwhile, Ibach was nominated to be undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. Northey is the current Iowa agriculture secretary, and Ibach is the Nebraska director …

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Ag Organizations Support Northey, Ibach Nominations

Dan Industry News Release

More than 20 agriculture organizations recently sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee expressing support for Department of Agriculture Nominees Bill Northey and Greg Ibach (eye-bah). The letter, initiated by the National Association of Wheat Growers, urged the committee to advance the nominations to the full Senate for consideration. President Donald Trump has nominated Northey, the current Iowa Secretary …

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Trump Announces USDA Nominations over Labor Day Weekend

Dan Industry News Release

President Donald Trump over the weekend announced three nominations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Trump has nominated current Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to serve as the undersecretary for farm production and conservation, a post created by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue earlier this year. Trump also nominated Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach (eye-bah) to serve as undersecretary …