Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey officially nominated to join USDA

by Matthew Patane, The Gazette

After months of speculation, Iowa’s agriculture secretary has been nominated for a post with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

President Donald Trump has selected Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to serve as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) with the federal agency, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Friday night. The position requires confirmation from the U.S. Senate.

“I am honored to be nominated by the President, and I so appreciate the support and encouragement from Secretary Perdue. I look forward to serving, if confirmed,” Northey said in an emailed statement.

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