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Clovis Withdraws Name from USDA Nomination

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Sam Clovis withdrew his nomination to a Department of Agriculture post-Thursday. President Trump nominated Clovis earlier this year to serve as USDA’s undersecretary for research, education, and economics, effectively known as the USDA chief scientist position. However, Clovis was recently linked to the investigation into the links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Clovis says in a letter to President …

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Stabenow Intends to Meet with Clovis

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Ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee Debbie Stabenow wants to meet with Sam Clovis. Clovis is the controversial nominee for the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist post. Stabenow told reporters earlier this week that she doesn’t feel Clovis meets the criteria for the job, a stance she has held since his nomination. Meanwhile, Chairman Pat Roberts told reporters last …

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Vilsack says Clovis Lacks Experience for USDA Post

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Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Sam Clovis doesn’t have credibility for the post-Clovis is nominated to serve at the Department of Agriculture. Clovis is the nominee for the undersecretary for research, education, and economics, commonly known as USDA’s chief scientist position. Vilsack said recently that Clovis’ positions on things like climate change “create a barrier for him that will …

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Stabenow Supports Call to Withdraw Clovis Nomination

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Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Brian Schatz of Hawaii called for President Trump to withdraw the nomination of Sam Clovis as USDA Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics. The Hagstrom Report says shortly the announcement, Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow says that if the Clovis nomination isn’t withdrawn, she will highlight his comments on minorities, gays, Barack Obama, and …

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Politico: Nebraska Ag Director Being Considered for USDA Under Secretary

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Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is said to be in the running for a top post at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Politico reports that several unnamed sources say Ibach is being considered, which would put yet another Midwestern farmer at the top of the department. Ibach has led the Nebraska Agriculture Department since 2005. Politico speculates that Ibach is …