Coalition Endorses Northey, Ibach for USDA Appointments
September 15, 2017
The American Sheep Industry Association joined this week with 35 other agricultural organizations to endorse recent U.S. Department of Agriculture nominations for Gregory Ibach and Bill Northey, and urged the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to approve the nominations in a timely manner.
Ibach is nominated for under secretary of marketing and regulatory programs, while Northey is nominated as under secretary of farm production.
“The agencies within the marketing and regulatory programs mission area are critically important to ensuring effective marketing and oversight of agricultural products, and Greg’s background will enable him to be an effective leader of those agencies,” read the letter. “Bill is a fourth generation farmer, giving him unique insights into the needs of farmers across the country and making him a particularly worthy candidate for this post.