The U.S. Senate Ag Committee announced that it voted to send the USDA nominations of Greg Ibach from Nebraska and Bill Northey of Iowa on to the full Senate.
Ibach is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, while Northey is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.
Committee Chair Pat Roberts of Kansas and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow of Michigan issued a statement saying, “The Senate Ag Committee continues to advance USDA nominees as swiftly as possible, and we expect a quick confirmation from the U.S. Senate. Greg Ibach and Bill Northey are qualified and respected public servants who know agriculture firsthand and they will serve rural America well at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”
The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing on the nominees back on October 5. Both nominees have the full support of more than 60 farm organizations.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.