Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has filled four senior staff positions at USDA, including naming a deputy administrator for the Farm Service Agency and the chief of staff for the Farm Production and Conservation mission area.
Scott Herndon has been named the new president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and President Joe Biden has announced the appointments of eight individuals to serve in regional roles at USDA.
John Aguirre, president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, has announced he will step down from the helm and Michelle Connelly has resigned as CEO and executive director of the California Walnut Board and the California Walnut Commission.
The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council named its next president and CEO and the Biden administration has named a handful of appointees to oversee the Agriculture Department's farm and rural development programs at the state level.
The White House on Wednesday announced five new appointments to state-level positions with the Agriculture Department, including the Farm Service Agency's state directors for Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska.