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 of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs. Finally, Trump nominated Stephen Vaden to serve as USDA’s general counsel. Vaden has been the acting general counsel at USDA since January. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue applauded the nominations and urged the Senate to take up their nominations as quickly as possible.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.