The California Farm Bureau elected Shannon Douglass, who currently serves as the organization's first vice president, to replace president Jamie Johansson during the Farm Bureau’s 105th Annual Meeting in Reno.
The Food and Drug Administration is promoting Namandjé Bumpus to principal deputy commissioner upon the retirement of Janet Woodcock early next year. Bumpus joined the FDA in August 2022 to serve as the agency’s chief scientist. Michael Rogers has been named associate commissioner for regulatory affairs.
Deere and Co. doubled its operating profit from production agriculture in the latest quarter, expecting row-crop farmers to be “very profitable” this year and making money well into 2024 due to the historically strong commodity markets.
Jeff Oberman has been tapped as the California Avocado Commission’s new president and Erica Pinto has been appointed to serve as the vice chair of the Department of the Interior’s inaugural Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee.