- On September 6, 2017
On September 1, President Donald Trump announced selections for three key USDA posts.
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey has been selected to serve as undersecretary for farm production and conservation, a position Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue created as part of his reorganization of USDA.
Gregory Ibach, director of Nebraska’s Department of Agriculture, has been picked to serve as undersecretary of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs. Ibach formerly served as president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Stephen Vaden has been selected to serve as USDA’s general counsel. Valden has practiced law at law firms Patton Boggs and Jones Day in Washington, DC. He’s served as acting general counsel at USDA since January.