Jim Hubbard is a step closer to a possible job as USDA undersecretary for natural resources and the environment after being grilled yesterday by members of the Senate Agriculture Committee about his nomination.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 – The White House tonight said President Trump plans to nominate Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to become USDA’s first undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, and Sam Clovis to be undersecretary for research, education and economics, confirming Agri-Pulse reports in mid-May.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today named Jason Hafemeister as his acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Affairs and two other individuals to key leadership roles as he continues the reorganization plan he announced a month ago.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue vigorously defended his reorganization plan for USDA, saying it would enable the department to move “quickly and nimbly” to address rural development needs, but he and aides later backed off some key descriptions.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s plan to eliminate USDA’s office of undersecretary for rural development (RD) – currently reporting directly to the Secretary of Agriculture - could leave rural America ...
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today a long-awaited reorganization of the USDA, creating two new mission areas and elevating the stature of rural development agencies.