A veteran senior Senate staffer, Fitzhugh Elder, will be taking over as GOP staff director for the Senate Agriculture Committee next month, sources tell Agri-Pulse. He will replace Martha Scott Poindexter, who’s moving to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
USDA officials are handing out the first series of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Grants and cooperative agreements. A Woodland, California center is one of the first to receive funding for a project in West Sacramento.