Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

Dan General

Bill Northey, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, was officially sworn in last night in Iowa. But some wonder what this newly created position actually entails. Deputy Ag Secretary Steve Censky outlines some of the duties for new USDA Under Secretary. Responsibilities of New Under Secretary Northey

Senate Confirms Key USTR Nominees

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Trade

The National Cotton Council is pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of key officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Senate confirmed Gregg Doud as USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Dennis Shea as Deputy USTR (Geneva) and C. J. Mahoney as Deputy USTR (Investment, Services, Labor, Environment, Africa, China, and the Western Hemisphere). Earlier this year, the NCC …


NAFTA ‘Nervousness’ Dominates Senate Confirmation Hearing

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Trade

NAFTA ‘nervousness’ dominated a Senate confirmation hearing for two Trump Deputy U.S. Trade Representative nominees, as concerns about a possible North American Free Trade Agreement pull-out continued to surface. Senate Ag Chair Pat Roberts told fellow Kansan C.J. Mahoney, tapped by the president to be a Deputy U.S. Trade Representative with a portfolio including NAFTA talks, that it’s the wrong …

Democrat House Member to Introduce Perdue at Hearing

Dan Industry News Release

Democrat David Scott, a U.S. Representative from Atlanta, Georgia, will introduce Sonny Perdue at his Senate Agriculture Committee confirmation hearing Thursday. The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper reports that Perdue has tapped Scott, an old friend from when Perdue was a Democrat, to make the introduction before Perdue gives testimony to the Senate panel in hopes of boosting Perdue’s bipartisan credentials. …