The American Farm Bureau Federation has selected Joby Young as its new executive vice president, and USDA announced the names of five officials who will lead state Rural Development and Farm Service Agency offices.
A bipartisan group of House members is introducing a bill to create a beef industry contract library that producers could consult in marketing their cattle. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to consider the measure on Thursday.
Ashley Antoskiewicz has joined John Deere’s public relations team, and Jan Ahlen now serves as the vice president of utility research and policy at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.
President-elect Joe Biden has announced his nominees for and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts and has tapped former Secretary of State John Kerry to be the special presidential envoy for climate.
Barbara Stinson has been tapped to serve as the new president of the World Food Prize Foundation and the Grocery Manufacturers Association added Roberta Wagner and Spencer Pederson to its regulatory and federal affairs team.