New ag leaders now part of Congress, USDA

 

Gene Lucht, Iowa Farmer Today

via AgUpdate - Jul 16, 2021

 

This past year has brought a new presidential administration to Washington, D.C., and also new leadership to Congress. With that in mind, here are brief profiles of a few of the leaders in agriculture at the national level.

 

Senate Agriculture Committee

 

The chair is Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. Stabenow is a native of Michigan who earned bachelorís and masterís degrees from Michigan State University...

House Agriculture Committee

 

U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Georgia, is chair of the House Agriculture Committee, where he succeeded Collin Peterson of Minnesota after Peterson lost his bid for re-election last year...

 

USDA

 

Tom Vilsack is in the history-making position of serving as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for the second time...

 

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