Senate Ag Committee Approves Vaden as USDA General Counsel

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Despite concerns, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the nomination of Stephen Vaden as the Department of Agriculture’s general counsel this week. The nomination moves on to the full Senate for a vote. The committee approved the nomination on a 14 to 7 vote, Senate Agriculture ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow, along with fellow Democrats Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, joined all …


Trump Announces USDA Nominations over Labor Day Weekend

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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 …