President Joe Biden will nominate Janie Simms Hipp, an agricultural law veteran and member of the Chickasaw Nation, to become the Agriculture Department’s general counsel, and USDA also announces new senior leadership positions.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in California has appointed Wendy Rash as the new State Water Quality Specialist on the Ecological Sciences Staff and Speaker Anthony Rendon has appointed Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, D- San Bernardino, as the next Assembly Majority Leader for the 2021-22 Session.
Martha Scott Poindexter will be returning to the Senate Agriculture Committee as staff director for GOP Sen. John Boozman, and the American Seed Trade Association has hired Senate Ag Veteran Janae Brady.
Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, discusses the need of animal biotechnology to create a healthy and resilient world.
In this opinion piece Kerry Tucker and Teresa Siles discuss the current environment, where distrust is rampant and pessimism is high, and how agriculture’s ability to positively shape the future for multiple generations could be the bright light many are seeking.