Northey Receives Senate Approval for USDA Appointment

Northey’s appointment was held up for months.

by Mike McGinnis

DES MOINES, Iowa — On Tuesday, the long wait for Iowa Secretary Bill Northey ended. He has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Under Secretary of Agriculture.

The timing for Northey’s resignation and swearing-in is still being finalized and will be announced at a later date, according to a statement released by Secretary Northey’s office.

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