Chris Novak is taking over as CropLife America’s next president and CEO effective Aug. 20. Novak, who’s been serving as CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, will replace Jay Vroom, who’s held the top job at CropLife since 1989.
A key member of Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s leadership team is finally on board. Bill Northey was sworn in last night by Perdue as undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service at the Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner in Des Moines.
The nation's corn farmers expect to hear from their Secretary of Agriculture about how the industry’s top cabinet member is advocating on their behalf – especially when it comes to support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Iowa ag Secretary Bill Northey was finally confirmed by the Senate Tuesday as USDA’s undersecretary for farm programs after Sen. Ted Cruz dropped a hold on the nomination he’d kept for four months in a dispute over biofuel policy.
The Senate confirmed Bill Northey as USDA’s undersecretary for farm programs after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dropped a hold he had kept on the nomination for four months in a dispute over biofuel policy.
Senator Ted Cruz has gotten headlines for placing a hold on Bill Northey’s USDA undersecretary nomination, but he hasn’t gotten what he really wants: a meeting at the White House and substantive changes in renewable fuel policy.