The leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee have formed a new caucus they say will be aimed at supporting the work of teachers and parents of students currently enrolled in agricultural education curriculum across the country.
USDA has announced the addition of four individuals to staff position, and Lesly McNitt is leaving the National Corn Growers Association and joining the Democratic staff on the House Agriculture Committee.
President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Virginia Ag Commissioner Jewel Bronaugh as his selection for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Janet McCabe as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The coronavirus pandemic was top of mind for nearly every aspect of the global economy in 2020, and farm policy stakeholders were keeping a close eye on Agri-Pulse’s coverage of the virus and legislative efforts to lessen its blow throughout the year.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has reorganized the agency and created four new operating divisions, while Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. has tapped Nina Krueger to serve as the company’s new president and CEO.