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.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2017 - The Senate on Thursday confirmed a second new undersecretary for the Agriculture Department, Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach, who will oversee the department’s marketing and regulatory programs.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2017 - Congressional Republicans will set the stage this week to begin work on a $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill, while the Senate is poised to approve two more undersecretaries for the Agriculture Department.