USDA Chief of Staff Heidi Green announced today that she will return to Georgia after helping Secretary Perdue during his first year in office. Her replacement will be a familiar face to many in agriculture.
Scandal-plagued EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s top communications aide has resigned, following the recent departure of several other high-level staffers. Liz Bowman, who joined EPA last March as the associate administrator for public affairs, is joining the staff of Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, as communications director.
Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto is still subject to pending regulatory approval, but the company announced the selection of a new Executive Leadership Team for the Crop Science Division, which will go into effect as of the closing.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is getting more help as he continues to implement President Trump’s agenda and work with Congress on a new farm bill. On Monday, he presided over the swearing-in of five senior officials at the department’s Whitten Building.